Operation Sail Safe saves lives

NEW YORK, NY – In 2008, someone died. In 2009, someone else died. In 2010, someone lived. For the recreational boating community on the upper Hudson, this is not just good news but the result of good practices. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); In 2008 and 2009, a recreational boater was killed in an accident on...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Port Canaveral, Fla.

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Canaveral was notified by the National Response Center in Washington, D.C., Wednesday at 3:10 p.m. that an oil spill occurred in Port Canaveral. The equivalent of 10 U.S. petroleum barrels spilled during a commercial ship to barge transfer at the North Cargo Pier in Port Canaveral, some of which entered the water causing an oil sheen....

San Diego Coast Guard and Lifeguards search for possible vessel taking on water

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard and San Diego lifeguard units are currently searching for a possible vessel that is taking on water a mile north of Point Loma, Calif. A local vessel salvage company notified the Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) about 5 p.m., of a radio call they received stating a 20-foot pleasure craft with four people aboard was taking on water and were in need of help. The call stated...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on the Allegheny River

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone on the Allegheny River, Friday, in preparation for the First Night Pittsburgh. The safety zone will extend the entire width of the river from mile marker 0.6, near the Roberto Clemente Bridge, to mile marker 0.8, near the Rachel Carson Bridge, from 5:30 p.m., until 6:45 p.m. Mariners shall not enter into, depart from, or move...

Marine Weather off Southern California Forecast to Worsen Overnight

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard is urging mariners to exercise extreme caution when venturing on or near the water due to gale force winds and a high surf advisory through Thursday morning According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this storm is expected to produce strong rip currents, strong alongshore current, waves washing over jetties and other low lying coastal structures around the time of...

Coast Guard seizes $48-million worth of cocaine in Western Carribbean

Cutter Thetis file photoMIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis intercepted a go-fast boat 160 nautical miles off the coast of Colon, Panama, Dec. 17, 2010. The intercepted boat was carrying 62 bales of cocaine weighing 3,400 pounds and worth an estimated wholesale value of $48 million. The cutter Thetis launched a smallboat crew and was assisted by aircraft from the Coast Guard and...

Portland based Coast Guard Cutter launching “Own the Coast” campaign with move to new moorings

USCG Cutter Jefferson Island File PhotoPORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island, a Portland-based 110-foot patrol boat, will permanently move from its current moorings at the Coast Guard base in South Portland across the Fore River to the newly renovated Coast Guard pier at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Thursday, December 30th. The 16-person crew and their spouses will...

Coast Guard Law Enforcement Team Onboard USS Doyle Seizes Cocaine Shipment

USS Doyle - US Navy File PhotoUSS DOYLE, At Sea – A U.S. Coast Guard boarding team and Navy crew members operating from the USS Doyle (FFG 39) discovered more than 600 kilos of cocaine during counter-illicit trafficking (CIT) operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) Area of Responsibility Dec. 6. Doyle intercepted the 60-foot long fishing vessel Rio Tuira in international waters of the Eastern...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River, closes Chetco River bar entrance

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Captain of the Port (CATP) for Sector Columbia River issued a bar closure for Chetco River, Ore., at approximately 4:40 p.m. Tuesday due to hazardous conditions. As a result of high water, debris and limited search and rescue capabilities, the Chetco River Bar is closed to all vessels. Vessels are advised to remain at sea until conditions improve. The bar closure is for...