Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Great Chesapeake Bay Swim
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Sunday in designated waters in the Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. The regulated area will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The regulated area will include the spans of the William...

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a 72-year-old man from the water Friday after his kayak capsized in the Potomac River near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. A boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Washington was underway when they were flagged down by a good Samaritan who notified them of an elderly man in a capsized kayak. The RBS-II boatcrew diverted and recovered...

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Blue Angels airshow near Naval Academy

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Blue Angels airshow near Naval Academy
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Tuesday and Wednesday in designated waters in the Severn River and College Creek for the Blue Angels air show. The regulated area will be in effect from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The...

Coast Guard warns about dangers aiming lasers at vessels

Coast Guard warns about dangers aiming lasers at vessels
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region wants to remind boaters of the dangers in aiming lasers at commercial vessel. For commercial vessels, the main threat is that exposure to laser light can cause blindness to the ship’s operators possibly causing a collision in the shipping channel. For the Coast Guard, a laser aimed at a Coast Guard asset could cause a search-and-rescue...

Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water
File photo of a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted five mariners after their boat began taking on water near the mouth of the Severn River in Annapolis, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from...

Coast Guard warns of laser strikes to commercial vessels in National Capitol Region

Coast Guard warns of laser strikes to commercial vessels in National Capitol Region
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay and warns the public of this dangerous act. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3 a.m., involving the motor vessels Salome, Bulk Spain, and AM Annaba. Additionally, a pilot vessel was lased as it was on its way back to...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Annapolis, Md.

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Annapolis, Md.
USCG File Photo BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship near Annapolis Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a notification at approximately 7 p.m. from personnel aboard the Grandeur of the Seas stating an 80-year-old male had collapsed and was receiving CPR. Sector Maryland-NCR launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer from water in Matapeke, Md.

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer from water in Matapeke, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer from the water Sunday off Matapeke. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from a good Samaritan stating a kite surfer had let go of his kite and was attempting to swim to shore Sunday afternoon. Sector Maryland-NCR issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard rescues 4, assists with recovery of 15 overturned sailboats near Annapolis, Md.

Coast Guard rescues 4, assists with recovery of 15 overturned sailboats near Annapolis, Md.
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region rescued four people from the water and assisted with the recovery of 15 overturned sailboats in the Severn River near Annapolis Sunday. Watchstanders at Sector M-NCR received a report from the event manager of Severn Sailing Association stating 22 people had fallen into the water off of 15 small sailboats during a race at approximately...