Coast Guard Announces New Regulations for Oil Tanker and Barge Traffic in Buzzards Bay

BOSTON – The Coast Guard today announced new regulations for tanker and tank barge combinations that transit through Buzzards Bay, and the establishment of a Vessel Movement Reporting System for larger commercial vessels in the bay. First Coast Guard District Commander Rear Adm. Tim Sullivan announced the new regulations, which take effect Nov. 28, 2007, in a press conference at the Massachusetts...

Coast Guard terminates tribal fishing vessel’s voyage

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Cassandra Ann after finding nine safety violations during a routine at sea boarding. A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Alert ended the voyage of the 42-foot fishing vessel Cassandra Anne, homeported in Neah Bay, Wash., after finding nine violations of the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act. The violations...

Good Samaritans rescue four after fishing vessel capsizes

SEATTLE – Four fishermen are safe after their fishing vessel capsized approximately two miles west of San Juan Island, in Puget Sound, today. The 50-foot fishing vessel Esperanza, homeported in Everett, Wash., capsized today approximately two miles west of Cattle Point on San Juan Island. The four men were rescued from the water by Good Samaritans who were in the area. The Esperanza was reported...

Coast Guard, Customs agents bugged over moth invasion

SEATTLE – Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection members discovered some unwelcome stowaways aboard a cargo ship from Japan Saturday. Five nests of Asian Gypsy Moths were discovered aboard the motor vessel Orto during a search by the Vessel Boarding and Search Team from Coast Guard Sector Seattle and Customs agents. U.S. Customs and Border Protection members were alerted to the presence...

Fishing vessel runs aground near Martha’s Vineyard

BOSTON – Coast Guard rescuers responded to reports that an 87-foot dragger ran aground near the East Chop of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., around 1:45 a.m., today. There were no reported injuries to the five crew members aboard the North Carolina-based vessel, but the vessel sustained some damage. No fuel leakage was visible. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

Coast Guard Voices Safety Concerns About Super Ferry

HONOLULU — Working closely with State of Hawaii officials, representatives of the Superferry and Kauai County authorities, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Honolulu, voiced safety concerns about the inter-island passenger ferry’s planned operations from Honolulu to Kauai today. Hawaii state officials temporarily suspended Superferry’s operations in to and out of Nawiliwilii...

Red Cross Recognizes Efforts of Coast Guard Island Personnel

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The American Red Cross recognized the Coast Guard today for surpassing 2,000 units collected on Coast Guard Island during blood drives held here over the last 10 years. Jay Winkenbach, CEO for the Northern California Blood Services Region of the Red Cross presented plaques to representatives of each command on the island, including Rear Admiral Manson Brown, Commander of Maintenance...

Coast Guard Suspends Lake Ontario Search

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo suspended the search for a possible person in the water on Lake Ontario. A report of an abandoned car was filed and investigated. The search was conducted with a Canadian C-130 from RCC Trenton, US Coast Guard helicopters from Air Station Traverse City, Air Station Detroit, small boats from Station St. Ignace and Station Tawas. var _bos...

Coast Guard Helps Release Sea Lions

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The U.S Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach, working with personnel from the Fort Macarthur Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, released two rehabilitated sea lions back into the wild today off Catalina Island. The sea lions had been at the rehabilitation center after they were both captured in the Redondo Beach area on separate occasions...