Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings

Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The U. S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in New Haven, Conn., May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Long Island Sound) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, NOAA conduct joint boardings in the Gulf of Alaska

Coast Guard, NOAA conduct joint boardings in the Gulf of Alaska
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick pose with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration enforcement officer Tim Coffey after completing joint law enforcement boardings of commercial fishing vessels in the Gulf of Alaska, May 11, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Hailey Thompson. JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and an officer from...

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is reminding boaters Friday of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and personal locator beacons (PLBs) for 406 Day. 406 Day is a national campaign run by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spread awareness of EPIRBs and PLBs for boating safety annually on April 6. In 2017, the Seventh Coast Guard District responded to 223...

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution as storm passes mid-Atlantic

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution as storm passes mid-Atlantic
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard encourages mariners in the mid-Atlantic region to exercise caution as a storm system passes through the region late this afternoon into Tuesday morning. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service report states the storm could bring potential sustained winds in excess of 30 miles-per-hour and seas up to or exceeding 10 feet. “Our...

Coast Guard, NOAA to include Navigation Rules in U.S. Coast Pilot

Coast Guard, NOAA to include Navigation Rules in U.S. Coast Pilot
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have teamed up on a consolidated publication that will help mariners save time and money. The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation...

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution as storm system passes mid-Atlantic region

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution as storm system passes mid-Atlantic region
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard encourages mariners in the mid-Atlantic region to use extreme caution as a major storm system passes through the region later this week. According to a forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service the storm could bring potential winds in excess of 65 mph and seas exceeding 30 feet to certain offshore areas. “Our primary...

Coast Guard, NOAA seize illegal shrimp catch

Coast Guard, NOAA seize illegal shrimp catch
A Coast Guard and NOAA joint boarding team seized approximately 6,000 pounds of shrimp with an estimated price of $60,000. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans. MIAMI — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seized approximately 6,000 pounds of shrimp with an estimated price of $60,000 from the 68-foot fishing vessel Ronald E. near the Dry...

Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay
Members of Aids to Navigation Team Port O’Connor work to finish installation of an ocean current measurement device near Port O’Connor, Texas, June 20, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Port O’ Connor. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, in close coordination with its partner agencies, has completed the construction and testing of a current meter in...

Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard medevacs 58-year-old man from NOAA vessel 6 miles east of Tybee Island
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 58-year-old man Sunday 6 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 11:03 a.m. from the crew of the 187-foot National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Thomas Jefferson, stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains. A...