Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in San Pedro, Calif., place a yellow buoy marking the center of the San Francisco Fleet Week 2017 security zone, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival...

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys
Members of Port Security Unit 308, based out of Kiln Mississippi, test radio communications after arriving to Naval Air Station Key West for Hurricane Irma response efforts, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams ORLANDO, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel are working alongside partner federal, state and local agencies in the Florida Keys to ensure the safety...

Coast Guard ends Columbia River safety zone

Coast Guard ends Columbia River safety zone
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will suspend the Columbia River safety zone at 6 p.m. local time, Sunday, opening the river to all vessel traffic. While the safety zone will no longer be in effect, the Coast Guard will continue to work with the Eagle Creek Fire Incident Command to ensure the safety of river users and support the response as needed. Any mariners with concerns about safely navigating...

Coast Guard modifies safety zone on the Columbia River

Coast Guard modifies safety zone on the Columbia River
DEPOE BAY, Ore. — The Coast Guard safety zone established Tuesday restricting vessels for a portion of the Columbia River has been updated and now extends from river mile 126 to 185 (east of Reed Island to the vicinity of the Dalles). Watercraft are allowed in parts of the restricted area, but are required to stay 500 yards away from aircraft engaged in water removal operations, and the river is...

Coast Guard welcomes largest container ship to pass under new Bayonne Bridge

Coast Guard welcomes largest container ship to pass under new Bayonne Bridge
Coast Guard crewmembers enforce a safety zone as the 1,200-foot container ship CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt passes under the Bayonne Bridge on its maiden voyage to the United States on Sept. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sabrina Clarke) NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews enforced a safety zone as the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, a 1,200-foot container ship, passed under...

Coast Guard closes Columbia River east of Portland due to area forest fires

Coast Guard closes Columbia River east of Portland due to area forest fires
WARRENTON, Ore. — In response to impacts of the Eagle Creek Fire in Central Oregon, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Columbia River established a safety zone Tuesday closing the river to all vessel traffic east of Portland from mile marker 126 to 146. The safety zone, placed in effect at 4:30 p.m., is in effect through the night to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment...

Coast Guard to Establish Safety Zone for Riverfest 2017

Coast Guard to Establish Safety Zone for Riverfest 2017
Cincinnati, OH — Labor Day weekend is September 2-4th, and is one of the busiest recreational boating weekends of the year. The Ohio River is no exception, with approximately 2,000 expected boaters in the Cincinnati area alone and the annual Riverfest being celebrated on Sunday, September 3th. With increased activity on the river, there is an increase with potential safety hazards. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends active search for 5 Army aviators off Oahu

Coast Guard suspends active search for 5 Army aviators off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Walnut file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search at noon Monday for five Army aviators who went missing Tuesday night approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point. “A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact and I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard...

Responders continue search Sunday for missing Army aviators off Ka’ena Point

Responders continue search Sunday for missing Army aviators off Ka'ena Point
Coast Guard Cutter Walnut file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — Responders searched throughout the night Saturday and are continuing the search Sunday for the five Army aviators who went missing Tuesday night approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point. Searching are: * Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) and crew from Honolulu * Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349)...