Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville
Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 100 people Monday in Jacksonville. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard has deployed assets and resources from across the...

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – Racine Lock and Dam is open to vessel traffic after a barge was removed from the lock and dam, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 9:00 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel, Capt. Ed Harris, removed the barge from the locking channel and took it to a nearby fleeting area. The remaining two barges are pinned against gates seven and eight of...

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway, waterway closure on Ohio River

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway, waterway closure on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge breakaway at the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report that UTV Austin C. Settoon, pushing three barges loaded with approximately 3,780,000 gallons of natural gas condensate, allided with the lock wall at approximately 5:30...

Coast Guard continues flood response efforts in West Virginia

Coast Guard continues flood response efforts in West Virginia
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington Western River Flood Punt Team provides lifejackets to locals near Clendenin, West Virginia, June 24, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard Western River Flood Punt Team is assisting the West Virginia State Emergency Operation Center by providing disaster and relief assistance in response to the widespread flooding near Clendenin,...