Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Vise, a construction tender based in St. Petersburg, repairs a navigation aid in the Tampa Bay area Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier/Released) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews from St. Petersburg and agency partners assessed and repaired Aids to Navigation Tuesday to reopen the Port of Tampa. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa with restrictions
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) for Tampa has determined the maritime transportation system for the Port of Tampa is safe for marine traffic and reopened the port with restrictions at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The COTP has set Port Condition IV with the following restrictions: • One way traffic in the vicinity of Egmont. • One way traffic between sunset and sunrise from...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee ports

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee ports
TAMPA, Fla. – Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 72 hours) for Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee ports All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens in these ports and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes, all oceangoing...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla Safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla Safety
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vice, a 75-foot Class Inland Construction Tender homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., escort the Jose Gaspar pirate ship during the 2017 Jose Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in the Port of Tampa, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Video Capture by Coast Guard Auxiliarist George Papabeis TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcment partner for Gasparilla Safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcment partner for Gasparilla Safety
TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2015 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Agency crewmembers patrolled the water along the parade route, and played a major role in educating boaters of no-wake zones, restricted...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla safety
TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers teamed up with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2013 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Officers provided educational information, conducted boating safety inspections and kept a look out for boaters operating under...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Hooker’s Point, Florida

TAMPA – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel spill near Hooker’s Point, Fla., in the Port of Tampa Wednesday. Officials at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received notification that a floating crane barge discharged diesel fuel near Berth 219, near Hooker’s Point in the Port of Tampa. The floating crane barge’s tank holds approximately 6,000 gallons...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire at Port of Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard is currently responding to a fire onboard a vessel at the Port of Tampa.