Coast Guard urges public to be safe this holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges public to be safe this holiday weekend
The Coast Guard boating safety app.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen) MIAMI — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to practice safe boating and exercise caution during New Year’s Eve celebrations, and throughout the upcoming weekend. Coast Guard crews will be on duty New Year’s Eve to ensure everyone venturing out on the water has a safe holiday. Anyone planning to...

Coast Guard searches for missing person near Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge

Coast Guard searches for missing person near Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and several good Samaritan vessels are actively searching for a person in the water near the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge, near mile marker 119, on the Lower Mississippi River, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified of a capsized 24-foot workboat with four people on board, by phone at 10:45 a.m. Search and rescue coordinators dispatched...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to pollution after boathouse fire at Jim Clark Marina in Seattle

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to pollution after boathouse fire at Jim Clark Marina in Seattle
damaged boat sits in the Jim Clark Marina after a boathouse fire was extinguished by Seattle Fire Department personnel, Dec. 29, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology SEATTLE — Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology and Seattle Fire Department personnel are responding to pollution caused by a fire at Jim Clark Marina on the south end of Harbor Island near...

Coast Guard ends search for missing diver near Isthmus Cove

Coast Guard ends search for missing diver near Isthmus Cove
LOS ANGELES — At 9:13 a.m., Wednesday, the Coast Guard suspended active search efforts pending further developments for a missing diver near Isthmus Harbor on Catalina Island. At about 12 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center, received a report from the 48-foot commercial dive vessel, Sundiver Express, of a missing female diver near Ship Rock. The...

Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel off NJ coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel off NJ coast
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May approaches the motor vessel Tamarin, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cape May) CAPE MAY, N.J. — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a man off Cape May, Tuesday. Command center watchstanders from the 5th Coast Guard District received notification at 1:42 p.m. Monday that a 46-year-old crew member of the 600-foot French-flagged...

Coast Guard rescues man in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues man in Oregon Inlet, NC
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet approaches the motor vessel Eagle, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man suffering back pain Tuesday from a fishing vessel near Oregon Inlet. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified Monday at 10 p.m. of the 60-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile markers 184 to 179, due to hazardous condition on the river near St. Louis. Capt. Martin Malloy, Upper Mississippi River Captain of the Port, closed the portion of the river near MacArthur Bridge due to extremely high water levels and fast currents caused by a sudden increase in severe...

Coast Guard warns of dangerous weather conditions on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard warns of dangerous weather conditions on Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan urges anyone going on or near the water Monday to use extreme caution and be aware of the weather that will be affecting the area over the next few days. The National Weather Service in Milwaukee issued a storm warning for southern Lake Michigan through midnight and a gale warning for the entire lake until Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to gust...

Coast Guard assists 10 people aboard disabled vessel near Kewalo Basin, Oahu

Coast Guard assists 10 people aboard disabled vessel near Kewalo Basin, Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled 50-foot sailing vessel with 10 people aboard a mile and a half from Kewalo Basin, Oahu, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu towed the Witchdoctor II into Keehi Lagoon to prevent the vessel from running aground near Sand Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a call from...