Coast Guard advises mariners of dangerous conditions on Hudson River

NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard is strongly advising recreational boaters to carefully consider any recreational voyage on the Hudson River, especially its upper reaches and waterways north of the Troy Locks, until further notice. The Troy Lock is closed and will remain closed indefinitely until debris can be cleared and storm damage repaired.  This makes passage through the lock impossible for...

Coast Guard medically evacuates 39-year-old male 68-miles off Georgetown, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 49-year-old male from the 41-foot fishing vessel Gladiator II 68-miles off Georgetown, S.C., Tuesday. Medically evacuated was James Bohon, 39. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call at approximately 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, from the captain of the Gladiator II requesting medical assistance for Bohon who...

Coast Guard medevacs 27-year-old man from commercial vessel in Mayport, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 27-year-old male from the commercial vessel Box Trader on the St. John’s River Tuesday. Medically evacuated was Oliynyk Taras, 27, from Ukraine. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a call at approximately 4:15 a.m., Tuesday, from the captain of the Box Trader requesting medical assistance for...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May resumes normal operations

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal operations here Tuesday. The recruits have resumed their normal schedules. The regularly scheduled graduation has not been impacted by the storm and will commence Friday, Sept. 2. “Many thanks to the family and friends of our recruits and crewmembers for your patience and support during the hurricane,” said...

Coast Guard authorizes Port of Hampton Roads to resume normal operations

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has authorized the Port of Hampton Roads to resume normal operations at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The COTP is working closely with the port industry, Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, Virginia Pilot Association and local marine units to minimize risk as the port returns to normalcy. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting throughout...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an overdue boater, Monday, who reportedly did not return home after a fishing trip, Saturday, near the Mobile Ship Channel. Missing is Kenny Boyer. Coast Guard crews searched for approximately 58 hours, covering more than 3,000 nautical miles, in an effort to locate Boyer. Crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Station Dauphin...

Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing near Arcata Bay

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Humboldt Bay safely completed an emergency landing in a parking lot near Arcata Bay this afternoon following an electrical malfunction. The aircrew launched one of their MH-65 dolphin helicopters to conduct hoist training at 12:45 p.m. and within 10 minutes noticed a significant amount of smoke in the cabin. The  aircrew,...

3 fishermen rescued after vessel sinks, distress beacon activated

APRA HARBOR, Guam – Three fishermen whose vessel sank are safe after they activated a distress beacon which prompted a rescue by Coast Guard and Navy personnel 17 miles northwest of Saipan Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Guam command center watchstanders received a distress alert from the fishermen’s Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday and immediately requested...

Coast Guard continues to lift Port of Hampton Roads restrictions

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Based on surveys from NOAA and the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port authorized nighttime operations and increased allowable vessel drafts during port condition Yankee for the Port of Hampton Roads here at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Vessel movement in Thimble Shoal Channel is still limited to vessels with drafts no greater than 45 feet. The COTP is...