Coast Guard, EPA, local agencies monitor ammonia leak near Fisherman’s Terminal

Coast Guard, EPA, local agencies monitor ammonia leak near Fisherman's Terminal
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); EATTLE — First responders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle Fire Department and Port of Seattle Police Department are responding to the report of an ammonia gas leak aboard a commercial fishing vessel at Fisherman’s Terminal near the Ballard Ship Canal,...

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing crewmember

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing crewmember
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak rescued three people from a life raft and is searching for a missing crewmember from the fishing vessel Advantage after it sank 14 miles southeast of Kodiak Island, Friday. The search began just after 12 a.m. when watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau received an emergency position indicating...

Coast Guard lifts security zones after completion of Republican National Convention in Tampa

Coast Guard lifts security zones after completion of Republican National Convention in Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. — Capt. Sheryl Dickinson, the Coast Guard captain of the port, has suspended the 22 security zones Friday, that were put in place for the Republic National Convention. The s were lifted at 12 p.m. and all barriers that were placed in the security zones have been removed. Specialized units from around the country supported the week-long waterside security operations, which protected 18...

Coast Guard reopens Lower Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic after Hurricane Isaac

Coast Guard reopens Lower Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic after Hurricane Isaac
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans reopened the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the river to limited vessel traffic Thursday at 10 p.m. The following vessels may transit the lower Mississippi River: Vessels 250 feet in length or less Vessels with a draft of 30 feet or less Tows are permitted to transit down bound from any point above the Hale Boggs...

Coast Guard rescues boaters in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues boaters in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard responded to the report of four people on a boat taking on water then rescued two boaters who went into Lake Michigan after their boat made contact with a breakwall and capsized Thursday afternoon. At 5:30 p.m., a radio watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sheboygan, Wis., received a phone call from a person aboard an 18-foot pleasure craft reporting the boat they were...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Columbia River entrance

Coast Guard medevacs man near Columbia River entrance
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a passenger vessel approximately 20 miles west of the Columbia River entrance, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call from the vessel Rampage at approximately 5:30 p.m., reporting a 55-year-old male crewmember experiencing stroke symptoms. Sector Columbia River launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Apache Pier Labor Day fireworks display

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Apache Pier Labor Day fireworks display
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston is to establish a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach, Saturday. The safety zone will be held during the Apache Pier Labor Day fireworks display and will encompass all waters within a 1,000-foot radius around Apache Pier. The safety zone will be enforced from approximately 9 p.m., till 10:15 p.m., Saturday. If this event is...

Coast Guard rescues 2, cat from Isaac flood waters

Coast Guard rescues 2, cat from Isaac flood waters
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people and their cat in LaPlace Thursday. Murry Daniels and his wife were hoisted aboard a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter from their flooded building in Frenier Landing. The two people and their pet were brought back to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in good condition. Coast Guard search and rescue crews continue to search the greater...

Chinese Maritime Safety Administration ship to make historic visit to Honolulu

Chinese Maritime Safety Administration ship to make historic visit to Honolulu
HONOLULU –A Chinese Maritime Safety Administration ship is scheduled to make a historic first visit to the United States during a port call in Honolulu Tuesday. Representatives from the 14th Coast Guard District will host the crew of the Haixun 31 who will arrive in Honolulu Harbor and remain in port until September 8. The arrival will be followed by a ceremony hosted by Rear. Adm. Charles Ray, commander...