Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Brunswick area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Savannah with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Savannah with no restrictions
CHARLESTON, S.C. — As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Savannah with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Savannah area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony
Cmdr. Amy Beach, left, transfers command Friday, June 30, 2017, to Cmdr. Norm Witt, far right, during a change of command ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. During...

Coast Guard, maritime partners work to reopen Ports of Savannah and Brunswick

Coast Guard, maritime partners work to reopen Ports of Savannah and Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is working diligently with its maritime partners to reopen the Ports of Savannah, Ga., and Brunswick, Ga. Damage to navigational aids, infrastructure and vessels along the waterways, as well as potential shoaling caused by Hurricane Matthew currently hamper the Coast Guard’s ability to safely open the ports. “The Ports of Savannah and Brunswick are a top...

Coast Guard continues to monitor palm oil spill in Savannah River

Coast Guard continues to monitor palm oil spill in Savannah River
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the response to a palm oil spill that occurred Friday, along the north shore of the Savannah River, in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island. As of 8 p.m., Monday, approximately 50 percent of the shoreline has been cleaned. Less than half a mile of the product remained within the containment boom along the river shoreline, and the majority of the product...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah holds change of command ceremony
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah held a change of command ceremony Thursday to formally recognize transfer of command of the unit. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Joseph Loring transferred command of the unit to Cmdr. Amy Beach. Loring served as commander of MSU Savannah for the past three years and is departing to continue his service at Coast Guard Headquarters in...

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of diesel spill in Darien, Ga.

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of diesel spill in Darien, Ga.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Coast Guard pollution responders are continuing to oversee the cleanup of about 100 gallons of diesel fuel that was released into the Darien River in Darien, Ga., Thursday. Officials from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office notified Coast Guardsmen Thursday evening after members of the community complained of a strong diesel smell originating near Brown’s Seafood in Darien. Coast...

150 gallons of fuel, oil removed from grounded vessel

150 gallons of fuel, oil removed from grounded vessel
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Coast Guard crews oversaw the removal of 150 gallons of fuel and engine oil from the fishing vessel Little D on the south tip of Jekyll Island, Ga., Sunday, effectively mitigating the potential for pollution. The fishing vessel Little D lost engine power and ran aground early Saturday morning on the south tip of Jekyll Island. The story of the rescue is available here. After the...

2 fishermen rescued after boat runs aground, begins taking on water

2 fishermen rescued after boat runs aground, begins taking on water
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen early Saturday morning after their 55-foot boat ran aground and began taking on water at the south tip of Jekyll Island, Ga. Rescued are William Collins, 55, and Josh Carter, 25. The men used a VHF-FM marine radio to report to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston at 3:49 a.m. that the vessel, Little D, lost engine power before...