Coast Guard searching for 2 missing in Potomac River

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing in Potomac River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Station Washington 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo BALTIMORE — Two men are missing Sunday, after a tugboat crew saw the men’s boat capsize in the Potomac River, about a mile south of Leesylvania State Park in Virginia, and called 911. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Washington,...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are scheduled to enforce the Potomac River, Montgomery County, security zone beginning Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR...

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a 72-year-old man from the water Friday after his kayak capsized in the Potomac River near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. A boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Washington was underway when they were flagged down by a good Samaritan who notified them of an elderly man in a capsized kayak. The RBS-II boatcrew diverted and recovered...

Three rescued from capsized sailboat near Alexandria, Va.

Three rescued from capsized sailboat near Alexandria, Va.
The 25-foot sailboat, which capsized Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with three boaters aboard in the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stuart Henderson) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday from the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Washington was already underway...

Pyrotechnics to be used to keep birds out of Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary

Pyrotechnics to be used to keep birds out of Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its response to oil sheens Tuesday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. The Unified Command plans to use a deterring technique Tuesday to keep birds from entering Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. “The use of small pyrotechnics to deter birds from using particular areas during an oil response is a commonly employed technique utilized by wildlife...

Unified Command to conduct dye test on Potomac River oil sheen

Unified Command to conduct dye test on Potomac River oil sheen
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command is scheduled to conduct a dye test Monday in the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary near Arlington, Virginia, which may discolor portions of the...

Potomac River oil sheen response continues

Potomac River oil sheen response continues
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its response to oil sheens Sunday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. At approximately 11 a.m. investigators assessed Roaches Run Waterfowl...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Potomac River sheen

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Potomac River sheen
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to reports of oil sheens in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia, and extending south approximately eight miles. The first report of the rainbow-colored sheen came at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by additional reports attributed to the same sheen. Preliminary investigation has identified a potential discharge from...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capitol Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which will limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational boaters. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis...