Coast Guard convenes Investigation into loss of Stretch Duck 07

Coast Guard convenes Investigation into loss of Stretch Duck 07
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard commandant has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) into the loss of the U.S.-flagged amphibious passenger vessel, Stretch Duck 07, which occurred on Thursday, July 19 with 17 casualties and 14 survivors. A commandant-directed formal Marine Board of Investigation is the highest-level investigation in the Coast Guard. The marine board consists...

Duck boat salvage operations complete, safety zone no longer in effect

Duck boat salvage operations complete, safety zone no longer in effect
The Coast Guard oversees the removal of Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, July 23, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff BRANSON, Missouri – Salvage operations to remove Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson were completed Monday. Salvage operations, coordinated by Ride the Ducks and overseen by the Coast Guard, successfully removed...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 tank barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 tank barge incident
File photo of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives responding to an oil discharge from the Bouchard Barge No. 255 tank barge that caught fire and was extinguished off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning Monday at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives respond to an oil discharge in this file photo from October 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing July 16 at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence related to an incident that occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge. An explosion, fire, and...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg
The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to monitor the uninspected towing vessel George King after it experienced an engine fire on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to monitor the situation at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg,...

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Destination and its six crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and recommendations. During...

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Roger Blough sits grounded in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reefs Light in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, May 29, 2016, as seen from the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Sunday, after the vessel ran aground Friday...

Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew in stable condition after emergency landing

Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew in stable condition after emergency landing
NEW YORK – Coast Guard officials continue to assist with the investigation of a downed Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft in Cresskill, New Jersey, Friday. Rescued were: Jack Rosenberg, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2005. Erik Pearson, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2010. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); Rosenberg...

Coast Guard investigating cruise ship fire that killed three people

Coast Guard investigating cruise ship fire that killed three people
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board and is sending four marine safety professionals from Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Cruise Ship and Investigation National Centers of Expertise, to investigate Thursday’s fire on the cruise ship Insignia in St. Lucia that claimed three lives. The Coast Guard and...