Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and its partner agencies National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a coordinated law enforcement effort throughout the three-day Halibut Derby ensuring safe and legal fishing among the fishing fleets from northern Oregon and southern Washington. The combined efforts of the partner...

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew, NOAA, IMMS release pygmy killer whales

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew, NOAA, IMMS release pygmy killer whales
Personnel from the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies, NOAA, Navy Marine Mammal Program and U.S. Coast Guard onboard Coast Guard Cutter Cypress prepare to release two pygmy killer whales in the Gulf Coast, July 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress assisted the Institute for Marine Mamma Studies...

Coast Guard, NOAA urge mariners to prepare for heavy weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard, NOAA urge mariners to prepare for heavy weather in Western Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution with the onset of heavy weather expected to affect the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea, this weekend. The Coast Guard has notified the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, patrolling in the Bering Sea with an embarked Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, to standby to assist mariners. “Our highest priority is protecting...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to transport a baby orphaned Stellar Sea Lion from Seattle to Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, where it will be in the care of staff members from The Marine Mammal Center. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento aircrew along with members from TMMC arrived in Seattle from Sacramento...

Coast Guard warns Northern California boaters of near shore “king tides”

Coast Guard warns Northern California boaters of near shore "king tides"
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard is advising boaters in near shore Northern California waters to watch out for “king tides.” According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), king tides occur when the sun and moon’s gravitational pulls reinforce one another during times of the year when the moon is closest to the earth. They will be present in the Bay Area today...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard units throughout Alaska are preparing for severe weather that is forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaskan region, Thursday. “The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche and aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak have been pre-staged to parts of Western Alaska in advance of severe weather advisories which include hurricane force winds...

Coast Guard to conduct fisheries, safety boardings near Morro Bay, Calif.

Coast Guard to conduct fisheries, safety boardings near Morro Bay, Calif.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard is partnering with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and state law enforcement agencies to conduct fisheries and recreational safety boardings near Morro Bay and Port San Luis this weekend. The boardings will be a mix of recreational boating safety and fisheries boardings to coincide with Near Shore Rock...

Regional military, industry, facilities host 2012 Mid-Atlantic Waterways Conference

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, towing industries, passenger vessel industries, and various maritime industrial facilities along the mid-Atlantic coast came ome together April 23-25, for the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Waterways Conference in Norfolk. Members from the participating agencies focused on the agenda of “Streamlining...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal and state agencies to respond to incoming severe weather in the Bering Sea and Western Alaska Tuesday. “We are prestaging helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to parts of Western Alaska in response to severe weather advisories including hurricane force winds and high seas that are forecast all along the west coast of Alaska,”...