Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat on Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat on Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two people after their sailboat capsized Sunday near Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., stating they heard a mayday call over the radio from a person aboard a capsized sailboat. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues paddleboater near Scotland, Md.

Coast Guard rescues paddleboater near Scotland, Md.
From left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Peterson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Kovack, Seaman Apprentice Bry Huebel, and Seaman Thomas Magness pose with the rescued boater and the other three boaters who had gone overboard Tuesday March 29, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Vincent BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a boater Tuesday from Tanner Creek...

Coast Guard, local agency rescue 10 near Washington, DC

Coast Guard, local agency rescue 10 near Washington, DC
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local agency rescued 10 boaters Monday from the Potomac River near Washington. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 1 p.m. of two overturned scull boats along with a capsized trail boat and kayak. Two 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Washington diverted to assist. Two D.C. Metro fireboat crews responded...

Captain of the port of Baltimore reverts to seasonal alert status

Captain of the port of Baltimore reverts to seasonal alert status
BALTIMORE — The Captain of the Port of Baltimore reverted to a seasonal alert status Friday for the Baltimore COTP zone. A seasonal alert status is the posture set from Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 to prepare for the potential presence of ice. Within the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation include the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, upper Chesapeake...

Captain of the port of Baltimore sets ice condition 3

Captain of the port of Baltimore sets ice condition 3
BALTIMORE — The captain of the port for the Port of Baltimore set ice condition three Friday and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation within the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore COTP zone. Ice condition three is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Baltimore COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Potomac River sheen

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Potomac River sheen
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to reports of oil sheens in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia, and extending south approximately eight miles. The first report of the rainbow-colored sheen came at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by additional reports attributed to the same sheen. Preliminary investigation has identified a potential discharge from...

Captain of the port of Baltimore reverts to seasonal alert status

Captain of the port of Baltimore reverts to seasonal alert status
BALTIMORE — The Captain of the Port of Baltimore reverted to a seasonal alert status Tuesday for the Baltimore COTP zone. A seasonal alert status is the posture set from Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 to prepare for the potential presence of ice. Within the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation include the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, upper Chesapeake...

Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zone during winter storm Jonas

Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zone during winter storm Jonas
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Baltimore established a temporary safety zone Saturday for navigable waterways within the Baltimore captain of the port zone. The safety zone is to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards on navigable waters caused by winter storm Jonas. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the...

Captain of the Port of Baltimore sets ice condition 3

Captain of the Port of Baltimore sets ice condition 3
BALTIMORE — The captain of the port for the Port of Baltimore set ice condition three Tuesday and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation within the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore COTP zone. Ice condition three is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Baltimore COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation...