Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is intermittently enforcing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet to ensure public safety during the Herbert C. Bonner bridge construction from Jan. 29 to March 24. While activated, the safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the bridge, which will be under construction. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone...

Coast Guard establishes Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie Islands regulated navigation areas for winter

Coast Guard establishes Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie Islands regulated navigation areas for winter
DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard has amended its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Areas to include two safety zones in the Lake Erie Islands, Ohio and Saginaw Bay, Michigan regions. These zones will apply during the winter months to protect waterway users, vessels and mariners from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation. Any vessels wishing to enter these areas after noon on Saturday,...

Response efforts continue for Pacific Paradise into holiday weekend

Response efforts continue for Pacific Paradise into holiday weekend
A member of the Pacific Paradise response team prepares to dive inside the Pacific Paradise to get measurements of interior compartments on board the vessel grounded off Kaimana Beach, O’ahu, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work to prepare and remove the Pacific Paradise continued Tuesday off Kaimana Beach and will continue through Wednesday. Operations will pause Thursday...

Coast Guard, partners continue work to salvage Pacific Paradise

Coast Guard, partners continue work to salvage Pacific Paradise
Responders continue work to salvage the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii, Nov. 4, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — Work continues Wednesday to address the salvage needs of the Pacific Paradise, aground off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The Captain of the Port of Honolulu, Capt. Michael Long, met Wednesday...

Coast Guard closes waterway on south branch of Chicago River

Coast Guard closes waterway on south branch of Chicago River
Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan established a safety zone near the south branch of the Chicago River following an oil discharge from an unknown source, Oct. 26, 2017. CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard has closed off access to a waterway extending from the south branch of the Chicago River known as Bubbly Creek after a reported oil discharge, Thursday. Representatives from Coast Guard Marine Safety...

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...