Unified command continues response to barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command continues response to barge breakaways on Ohio River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PITTSBURGH – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners is continuing its response to barge breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, West Virginia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing ice-breaking...

Response to barge breakaways on Ohio River continues

Response to barge breakaways on Ohio River continues
PITTSBURGH – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners is continuing its response to barge breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, West Virginia, Monday. An updated report of 35 barges broke away from fleeting areas at mile maker 94 on the Ohio River near Moundsville. It was initially reported...

Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi updates port conditions after Hurricane Harvey

Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi updates port conditions after Hurricane Harvey
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas − The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi  continued to open waterways and lift restrictions within the COTP zone, Friday. As of 1:00 p.m. the following ports and waterways are open: The Port of Brownsville is open with no restrictions. The Port of Corpus Christi is open with the following restrictions: All vessels requiring a First Class Pilot must conduct one-way...

Lightering operations continue on motor vessel Roger Blough

Lightering operations continue on motor vessel Roger Blough
The motor vessel Roger Blough holds steady with assistance of support tugs as the ship is refloated after being aground on rocks for more than a week near the Gros Cap Reefs Light in Lake Superior, June 4, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Gorman SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough after the vessel ran aground May 27...

Lightering operations begin on motor vessel Roger Blough in Lake Superior

Lightering operations begin on motor vessel Roger Blough in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Phillip R. Clarke arrives on scene with the motor vessel Roger Blough  near Gros Cap Reefs Light in Lake Superio. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Gorman) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond as lightering operations begin on the motor vessel Roger Blough, Friday, after the vessel ran aground May 27 on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake...

Coast Guard continues monitoring M/V Roger Blough aground in Lake Superior

Coast Guard continues monitoring M/V Roger Blough aground in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Wednesday, after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Plans continue to progress to safely free the Blough from Gros Cap Reef through the combined efforts of Canadian partners, company representatives and the U.S. Coast Guard. DonJon-Smit...

Coast Guard completes all temporary moves of navigation aids in Hawaiian harbors

Coast Guard completes all temporary moves of navigation aids in Hawaiian harbors
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard completed all temporary moves of aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors Saturday, assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with dredging operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons conducted maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili, and then at Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), Hilo,...

Coast Guard to temporarily move navigation aids near Hilo Harbor

Coast Guard to temporarily move navigation aids near Hilo Harbor
The Coast Guard began temporarily moving aids to navigation in Hilo Harbor, Hawai’i, to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with planned dredging operations, March 27, 2016.  Mariners should NOT rely on the aids to navigation that are relocated. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard began temporarily moving aids to navigation in Hilo Harbor, Hawai’i, Sunday, to...

Coast Guard responds to second barge sinking in two days near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to second barge sinking in two days near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge sinking at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday. The towing vessel Inez Andreas allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge, after which two barges broke free, one of which sank. Towing vessels in the area assisted in securing the barge that broke free. A surveyor from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located...