Coast Guard crews rescue 22 people, 2 dogs in Midwest during historic floods

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PADUCAH, Ky. — Coast Guard Disaster Area Response Teams (DART) have rescued 22 people and two dogs from flood waters in the Midwest as of Monday. In the latest rescue, Livingston County Emergency Management requested Coast Guard assistance with three persons trapped in their home by rising water....

Coast Guard closes portion of the Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Coast Guard captain of the port for Sector Ohio Valley has closed a portion of the Ohio River to all commercial traffic due to high current out flow of the Wabash River, Tuesday. The river is closed from mile marker 847.5 to 849, near Uniontown, Ky. The closure is based on input from the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as key maritime industry stakeholders, in order to prevent...

Sector Ohio Valley to hold change of command ceremony

Louisville, KY – Capt. Larry W. Hewett, will relieve Capt. Hung M. Nguyen as Commander of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley during a change of command ceremony on Tuesday June 15 at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 North 6th Street in Louisville.

Coast Guard closes 200 miles of Tennessee River to recreational boating traffic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday closed more than 200 miles of the Tennessee River to recreational boating traffic because of record high water levels and excessive river drift.

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision on the Ohio River

PADUCAH, Ky. – The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an allision involving the towing vessel Alice I. Hooker and the Cairo Bridge on the Ohio River at mile marker 980.4 near Cairo, Ill., Monday.

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision on the Ohio River

HENDERSON, Ky. – The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an allision involving the 70-foot uninspected towing vessel Gentry B and the U.S. 41 Day Park Highway Bridge at mile marker 786 on the Ohio River.

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking on the Ohio River

PITTSBURGH – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh is investigating the sinking of a towing vessel that occurred on the Ohio River at mile marker 39.5 near Chester, W.Va.

Coast Guard responding to vessel collision involving Belle of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Marine inspectors from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley are responding to a vessel collision involving the Belle of Louisville and another vessel near six mile island Saturday.

Coast Guard deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley deployed one Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) from Cincinnati, today in response to flooding in the greater Louisville area and surrounding Kentuckiana communities.