Coast Guard postpones underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard postpones underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard postponed an underwater assessment of the motor tanker Coimbra till the spring of 2019. The early start of the 2018 hurricane season and activity of Hurricane Chris impacted logistics and raised safety concerns for the operation. “The safety of our personnel...

Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay

Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll NEW YORK – The Coast Guard received a report from a Good Samaritan of a possible entangled whale near Raritan Bay, New Jersey, Saturday. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station New York aboard a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) boat first arrived on scene to obtain situational...

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL
Dismembered sharks lie on the deck of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Shell, June 19, 2018, near South Sound Creek, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission jointly seized 11 shark fins and dismembered sharks aboard the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel, Miss Shell, near South...

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, rescheduled from June to take place from July 15-23, 2018. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental...

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, from June 19th – 27th. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental impact. During the assessment,...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season
MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 percent chance the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near or above normal....

Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings

Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings
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 and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries)...

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...