Coast Guard, local agencies search for a possible person in the water

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a possible person in the water
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near St. Louis, September 23, 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near St. Louis, Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report from the motor vessel Ms. Shelia that...

Coast Guard deploys flood punts to assist with Hurricane Irma response

Coast Guard deploys flood punts to assist with Hurricane Irma response
U.S. Coast Guard flood Punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey. Punts are small boats teams respond to floods or natural disasters. ST. LOUIS — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is deploying three flood punt teams to assist with Hurricane Irma responses, Friday. The flood punt teams will stage in Mobile, Ala., and remain ready to respond to areas affected...

Coast Guard responds to adrift personal watercraft near Elsberry, Missouri

Coast Guard responds to adrift personal watercraft near Elsberry, Missouri
The Coast Guard is asking the public for any information regarding an adrift personal watercraft that was located near Elsberry, Missouri, August 5, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is asking the public for any information regarding an adrift personal watercraft that was located near Elsberry, Missouri, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on Upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on Upper Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has established a safety zone closing the Upper Mississippi River between mile marker 722.5 to mile marker 723.5 near Winona, Minnesota, Thursday. The closure is a result of shoaling in the area. The Coast Guard will reopen the channel to traffic after the Army Corps of Engineers dredges and conducts surveys to ensure adquate depths. “This closure is necessary to ensure...

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks
ST. LOUIS – Boarding officers from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River conducted law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17. The Coast Guard boarded nine total vessels, five of which were chartered vessels. Each charter operation was found to be operating legally. The boarding teams also assisted the Missouri Water Patrol Division...

Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise

Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, Quad Cities Area Maritime Security Committee, local industry stakeholders and regional port partners will hold a full-scale Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise on Wednesday at the Scott Emergency Communications Center in Davenport, Iowa. The exercise goal is to test the region’s ability to respond together to mitigate a coordinated...

Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic

Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River reopened the Upper Mississippi River from mile marker 185.4 to mile marker 179 with restrictions in place until the river returns to normal levels. “Although the river is reopened to vessel traffic, the water levels are still unusually high and carry additional associated...

Coast Guard reopens waterway near Sabula Railroad Bridge

Coast Guard reopens waterway near Sabula Railroad Bridge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened a waterway closure near Clinton, Iowa, Saturday. The Sabula Railroad Bridge at mile marker 535 on the Upper Mississippi River has been reopened to all marine traffic. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 11:45 p.m. Friday of the towing vessel DOTTIE STRAIT alliding with a pier protecting the Sabula Railroad Bridge....

Coast Guard monitoring river levels and deploying flood punts

Coast Guard monitoring river levels and deploying flood punts
USCG File Photo of rescue crews using punts. ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard is monitoring river levels on the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois River and their tributaries after a recent storm in the St. Louis area, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis have deployed nine flood punt teams to affected areas in support of the local Emergency Operation Centers...