Coast Guard prepares for powerful winter storm in Northeast

Coast Guard prepares for powerful winter storm in Northeast
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); BOSTON – Coast Guard units across the Northeast are gearing up as a powerful winter storm with damaging winds, snowfall, and potential for coastal flooding is expected to impact our area Thursday. The Boston-based 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, will stage offshore to provide search and rescue coverage...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for New Year’s Eve celebration

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for New Year's Eve celebration
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution and practice safe boating within the waters of Central and Southern California harbors while enjoying the New Year’s holiday weekend. The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a vessel as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress, needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources. It...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for San Francisco New Year’s Eve fireworks

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for San Francisco New Year's Eve fireworks
San Francisco New Year’s Eve fireworks safety zone. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages boaters to take the proper fireworks precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend on the water for the New Year’s holiday weekend. The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a vessel as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress, needlessly...

Coast Guard prepares for storm, cautions mariners

Coast Guard prepares for storm, cautions mariners
NWS Forecast Office Boston – Storm Warning BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are making preparations Saturday ahead of forecasted storm conditions expected to arrive in our area Sunday into Monday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including wind gusts in excess of 50 knots and seas greater than 20 feet, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Mariners are strongly...

Coast Guard warns mariners of hazardous lake conditions this weekend

Coast Guard warns mariners of hazardous lake conditions this weekend
Large waves crash along the breakwall at Diversey Harbor in Chicago. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Fireman Justin Zita CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging caution across the waters of the Great Lakes due to potentially hazardous weather conditions throughout the weekend. Gale watches and warnings have been issued for many areas throughout the Great Lakes for Saturday and continuing through the...

Coast Guard urges caution as gale watch is issued for Lake Michigan

Coast Guard urges caution as gale watch is issued for Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging caution across the waters of Lake Michigan due to potentially hazardous weather conditions throughout the weekend. A gale watch was issued for Lake Michigan beginning Friday morning and extending through late Saturday night and into Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, a gale watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 39 to 54...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor entrance

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor entrance
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to hazardous weather and sea conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from midnight, Thursday, tomidnight March, 2, 2017. A high surf advisory issued by the National Weather Service warns of high surf building from to 12 to 15 feet today and up to 18 feet Saturday. Large waves and rip currents can...

Coast Guard urges mariner to be cautious of debris in San Francisco Delta Region

Coast Guard urges mariner to be cautious of debris in San Francisco Delta Region
Marine debris surrounds a navigation buoy in the Sacramento River, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges mariners in the San Francisco Delta Region to exercise caution as river levels are expected to rise Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service forecasts rain through the week causing river levels to...

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather near Delaware Bay

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather near Delaware Bay
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard urges boaters, duck hunters, fishermen and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters of Southern New Jersey and Delaware due to forecasted heavy weather conditions over the next several days. Boaters are encouraged to secure their boats and boating equipment. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to protected marinas where they will be...