Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Gustav

HOUSTON – With the approach of Hurricane Gustav to the Texas coast, the Coast Guard is preparing to respond in any way necessary. In preparation for Hurricane Gustav, Air Station Houston will be holding a media availability day on Sun, Aug. 31, 2008, at 2 p.m. Any media wishing to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by 10 a.m. Sunday. The maritime community and boating public are strongly urged to...

Marine Safety Information Bulletin – Port of Key West

MIAMI – Effective 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Hurricane Condition YANKEE (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 24 hours) is set for the Port of Key West, Fla. All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens for the Port of Key West area and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes, all oceangoing vessel...

Missing Diver’s Body Found

The body of a missing diver was located underwater east of Jupiter Inlet, Fla., at approximately 12 p.m., Saturday, by fellow divers, after an extensive search by the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local and state agencies. The crew of the commercial dive vessel, Blue Tang, sent a diver into the water, who located the body of 51-year-old Eve Schwartz. On Friday, Blue Tang crewmembers radioed...

False alarm: Authorities seek owner of unmarked boat

BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol, and Portland Harbor Master launched a search today when an unmanned and unmarked skiff was found drifting in Casco Bay, Maine. A local fishing boat, the Rambler, discovered the 10-foot, white skiff between Bates Island and Eagle Island near Harspwell Neck, in the northern part of Casco Bay. The crew of the Rambler took the skiff to Interstate Lobster...

Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from freighter in Lake St. Clair

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 50-year-old woman from a freighter in Lake St. Clair at approximately 6:30 p.m. The woman was a crewmember on the Ryerson, a 730-foot freighter. A Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores launched a 33-foot special purpose craft/law enforcement response boat. The crew recovered the crewmember who was suffering from symptoms of...

Coast Guard Sets Hurricane Condition X-RAY for Port of Key West

MIAMI – Effective 6 p.m. Friday, Hurricane Condition X-RAY (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 48 hours) is set for the Port of Key West, Fla. The port of Key West is open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue during this port condition. All oceangoing commercial vessels and oceangoing barges greater than 500 gross-tons are...

Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Diver

MIAMI – The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with local and state agencies, continue to search for a missing 51-year-old diver near Jupiter Beach, Fla. Eve Schwartz was reported missing to the Coast Guard around 9:45 p.m. Friday by the crew of the Blue Tang, a commercial dive boat, which she was diving from at the time of her disappearance. Schwartz was reported missing after she...

Coast Guard, Port of Astoria to hold open house, hangar dance

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria, Ore., and the Port of Astoria are hosting a free open house Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Ore. The event is open to the public and will include demonstrations and exhibitions by Air Station Astoria, Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Maritime Security...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Arctic Patrol – Aug. 27, 2008

Journal Entry РAug. 27, 2008 РArctic Ocean The Coast Guard is extending High Endurance cutter operations from the Bering Sea into the Chukchi Sea, the Beaufort Sea, and the Arctic Ocean. This operation supports the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to extend maritime safety and security to the Arctic region in the face of retreating polar sea ice. The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton...