Coast Guard returns all Hawaiian ports to full operations following Hurricane Hector

Coast Guard returns all Hawaiian ports to full operations following Hurricane Hector
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened all commercial ports in the Hawaiian Islands as of 5 p.m. (local time) Wednesday. All vessel and cargo operations have resumed in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties. As the remnants of Hurricane Hector pass the Hawaiian Island Chain, offshore and harbor areas may experience strong winds and surge. Vessel and facility operators are urged to prepare...

Coast Guard reopens the Ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina with restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina and all other terminals and facilities with restrictions. Hurricane Irma’s severe weather is no longer a threat to the ports of Northeast Florida. However, the conditions of the waterways and port infrastructure are still unknown, and full assessments of the affected...

Coast Guard reopens Port Canaveral with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port Canaveral with restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 4 p.m.Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened Port Canaveral and all other terminals and facilities Hurricane Irma’s severe weather is no longer a threat to the ports of Northeast Florida. However, the conditions of the waterways and port infrastructure are still unknown, and full assessments of the affected areas are still being conducted. The Coast...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Jacksonville, Fernandina

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Jacksonville, Fernandina
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 8 p.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Jacksonville and Fernandina and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer...

Search continues for missing Army aviators off Oahu

Search continues for missing Army aviators off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island file photo by Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — Responders searched throughout the night and are continuing the search Saturday for five missing Army aviators from a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point. Searching are: * Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) and crew from Honolulu * Coast Guard...

Coast Guard conducts overflight, prepares for return of Hōkūleʻa to Oahu

Coast Guard conducts overflight, prepares for return of Hōkūleʻa to Oahu
Crewmembers on an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, conduct a fly over of the Hōkūleʻa, a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, Hikianalia and other voyaging canoes, June 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conducted an overflight...

Coast Guard closes stretches of Mississippi River to vessel traffic from Chester to Cairo

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Cairo, Ill., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley has closed traffic at 12:30 p.m. from mile marker 33 (Lens Small Levee) to mile marker 109.9 (Chester Highway Bridge, Ill.), due to high water levels and fast currents. “Our primary goal is to support the states, local community, and our...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Effective 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray remains in effect. Sustained...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Savannah, Brunswick

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Savannah, Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Effective 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 39 mph and gusts up to 54 mph generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations...