Captain of the Port sets safety zone for Stephen L. Colby response efforts

Captain of the Port sets safety zone for Stephen L. Colby response efforts
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); LECLAIRE, Iowa – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River issued a safety zone near the Stephen L. Colby response site, Saturday. Capt. Byron Black, Captain of the Port, has set the safety zone on the Iowa riverbank extending outward 1,000 feet near Ferry Street to one mile down...

Helicopter crew en route to rescue 5 children, 2 adults

Helicopter crew en route to rescue 5 children, 2 adults
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., is en route to rescue five children and two adults from a disabled fishing vessel that is drifting toward shore in Nassau Sound, Fla., Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The boaters notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground sailboat in Alligator River near Elizabeth City, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground sailboat in Alligator River near Elizabeth City, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from an aground vessel Friday at the entrance to the Alligator River near Elizabeth City, N.C. The crew of the Permission Impossible, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, reporting their sailboat was aground and were in need of assistance....

2 fishermen rescued after boat runs aground, begins taking on water

2 fishermen rescued after boat runs aground, begins taking on water
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen early Saturday morning after their 55-foot boat ran aground and began taking on water at the south tip of Jekyll Island, Ga. Rescued are William Collins, 55, and Josh Carter, 25. The men used a VHF-FM marine radio to report to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston at 3:49 a.m. that the vessel, Little D, lost engine power before...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 109-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 109-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif, — The U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned from a 109-day deployment in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Artic Ocean to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., to reunite with loved ones for the holidays, Friday, November 29, 2013. Leilani Schweitzer, wife of Petty Officer Class 1st Class James Schweitzer assigned to Cutter Waesche, said she waited for her husband...

Response efforts continue for the towboat Stephen L. Colby

Response efforts continue for the towboat Stephen L. Colby
LECLAIRE, Iowa – Cleanup operations and environmental efforts continued in response to the sunken towboat Stephen L. Colby in the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. A unified command consisting of federal, state, local and industry representatives are working aggressively to prevent and minimize pollution impacts to wildlife and the environment as a result of the incident. The...

From the Bridge Wing 11-30-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-30-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1808 – Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin requested 12 new cutters at a cost of $120,000 to enforce “laws which prohibit exportation and restrain importations” to support the embargo ordered by President Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson had ordered an embargo against most European imports and exports to protest the harassment of U.S. sailors...

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic Striped Bass

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic Striped Bass
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic Striped Bass this winter. In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of the federal regulations stating Atlantic striped bass may not be caught, harvested or possessed in the Exclusive Economic Zone. The EEZ begins three nautical...

Mississippi River cleanup efforts continue through holiday weekend

Mississippi River cleanup efforts continue through holiday weekend
LECLAIRE, Iowa — The Coast Guard, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Services and local emergency crews continue to respond to the oil spill into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa from a partially submerged towboat Friday, Nov, 29, 2013. The Stephen L. Colby Unified Command is aggressively working to minimize...