Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early
Ships enter the Port of Corpus Christi after the Coast Guard reopened the port following Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard established electronic Aids to Navigation to aid in the reopening of a critical Texas port following Hurricane Harvey. Once channel and waterway assessments were completed, the Coast Guard created 13 eATON around Port Aransas, Texas,...

Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island

Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will be replacing traditional sound signals (foghorns) with marine radio-activated sound signals at eight different locations across Connecticut and three locations on Long Island. Mariners that require the use of sound signals during periods of reduced visibility will be able to activate them on demand by momentarily turning their VHF-FM radio...

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Crewman from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offload Aids to Navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offloaded aids to navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017,...

Coast Guard crews conduct navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas

Coast Guard crews conduct navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Henry Meyer conducts an operations meeting with crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Clamp  Sept. 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is conducting navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas, Friday. Coast Guard crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutters Clamp and Hatchet, 75-foot construction tenders homeported...

Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne crew conducts assessment of Texas ports

Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne crew conducts assessment of Texas ports
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne prepare to reposition buoys beset by Hurricane Harvey near Galveston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. HOUSTON — Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in Galveston, Texas, continue to inspect and reposition buoys beset...

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids near Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, North Carolina, beginning August 7. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Barden Inlet has progressed over the past few months, making the waterway inaccessible to many vessels. The aids to navigation listed below no longer accurately mark the waterway. The current position...

Coast Guard celebrates centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse

Coast Guard celebrates centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse
Logan Erickon, an 8th-grader at Kailua Intermediate School, is announced winner of the Diamond Head Lighthouse Art contest at Diamond Head August 5, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU —The Coast Guard commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Diamond Head Lighthouse, a cultural icon and landmark. As part of the celebration, an art contest was held...

Coast Guard cautions boaters of submerged rocks near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard cautions boaters of submerged rocks near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Baltimore District are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. “Crews working on the island have witnessed several incidents where recreational vessels have crossed the work zone and struck positioned rock jetty material,” said Chief Warrant...

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has completed the Waterways Analysis and Management System survey of the Miami Main Channel and jetties in the vicinity of Government Cut. The Captain of the Port of Miami has determined the existing aids that mark safe navigation through the channel, which include color coded lighted buoys and lighted range markers, to be sufficient. This determination was endorsed the Coast...