Coast Guard issues safety zone near Black Creek in the St. Johns River, Florida

Coast Guard issues safety zone near Black Creek in the St. Johns River, Florida
Black Creek Safety Zone JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard has issued a safety zone Friday near Black Creek in the St. Johns River, Florida. The safety zone was issued to protect the public’s safety and mitigate further flood damage to homes along Black Creek. Hurricane Irma brought significant flooding to portions of the St. Johns River and surrounding areas. Black Creek homes in Clay...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire on St. Johns River

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire on St. Johns River
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with local partner agencies, responded to a disabled vessel that caught fire on the St. Johns River Saturday night in Jacksonville, south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the incident at 7:58 p.m. The report stated the 98-foot long cruise vessel Annabelle Lee experienced a...

Portions of St. Johns River closed to boat traffic Saturday, Sunday

Portions of St. Johns River closed to boat traffic Saturday, Sunday
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Captain of the Port of Jacksonville, Fla., advises all mariners portions of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville will be closed intermittently to boating traffic Saturday and Sunday. The closures are necessary to accommodate increased vehicle traffic on the Main Street Bridge for the Jacksonville Jaguars football game Sunday and due to a mechanical failure on the Florida...

Captain of the port lifts safety zone around Mathews Bridge

Captain of the port lifts safety zone around Mathews Bridge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Captain of the Port lifted the safety zone in the St. Johns River around the Mathews Bridge at 8:15 p.m. Thursday after Florida Department of Transportation bridge inspectors determined there is no threat to river traffic passing below. The bridge roadway remains closed to all traffic. The Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the cause of the accident. The USNS 1st Lt....

Portion of St. Johns River closed after vessel strikes Mathews Bridge

Portion of St. Johns River closed after vessel strikes Mathews Bridge
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard closed a portion of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday afternoon after a vessel struck the Mathews Bridge, which connects downtown Jacksonville to the Arlington area. A tug was towing the USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin when the ship struck the bridge near the center span. Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Mayport and other law enforcement...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing swimmer near St. John’s River south jetties

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a possible missing swimmer near the St. John’s River south jetties Friday.

Coast Guard to demonstrate search and rescue capabilities Saturday at Metro Park in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety zone Saturday from 12 p.m. -12:30 p.m. on the St. Johns River, between the Hart Bridge and the Main Street Bridge for a Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration.