M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Roger Blough sits grounded in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reefs Light in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, May 29, 2016, as seen from the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Sunday, after the vessel ran aground Friday...

Coast Guard briefly closes Houston Ship Channel, continues to restrict barge traffic

Coast Guard briefly closes Houston Ship Channel, continues to restrict barge traffic
HOUSTON — Flood levels and record setting water current coming from the San Jacinto River caused a closure of the Houston Ship Channel after 12 barges broke free Sunday. The Houston Ship Channel was closed to all traffic from light 111 to light 128 from 8:49 a.m. to 1:06 p.m. and was then open to ships, but restricted for barge traffic. At 3:45 p.m., the earlier restriction was lifted and barges...

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill
BEAUMONT, Texas — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed a section of the Neches River Saturday, after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released an estimated 880 gallons of Eagle Ford crude oil in the Neches River. The source of the leak has been secured. The Neches ship channel is closed to all vessel traffic and a Coast Guard safety zone has been established from the Kansas City...

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island
This photo illustration represents how important it is to carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon on board your boat.(Photo and photo illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched Mt. Hope Bay in Rhode Island Sunday, after receiving a distress signal from an improperly disposed of Electronic Position-Indicating Radio Beacon. At...

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues 2 children from surf near Siuslaw River, Oregon

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues 2 children from surf near Siuslaw River, Oregon
Fireman Dana Gagliardi. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Siuslaw River. FLORENCE, Ore. — An off-duty Coast Guardsman rescued two boys after they were swept out by the tide near the Siuslaw River North Jetty, Saturday. Fireman Dana Gagliardi, a member of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, returned the boys to their parents on shore and stood by until they were transferred to emergency...

Grounded cruise ship refloated in Boston Harbor

Grounded cruise ship refloated in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — The Majesty, a 113-foot Boston Harbor Cruise ship, was safely refloated Sunday morning after it had run aground near Georges Island Saturday night. At approximately 3:30 a.m., during high tide, a small crew aboard the Majesty was able to restore power and safely move the ship. The plan was approved and supervised by Coast Guard Sector Boston. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to cruise ship grounding in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to cruise ship grounding in Boston Harbor
BOSTON – The Coast Guard along with partner agencies responded to the grounding of the Majesty, a 113-foot Boston Harbor Cruise Ship, with 152 people aboard Saturday night. At approximately 7 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification that the Majesty had run aground near Georges Island in Boston Harbor. No injuries, damage to the boat, or pollution have been reported. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Motor Vessel Roger Blough remains aground on Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior

Motor Vessel Roger Blough remains aground on Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Roger Blough sits grounded just off of Gros Cap Reefs Light in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, May 27, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Samantha Coonan) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the motor vessel Roger Blough after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Coast Guard crews have been...

Coast Guard, local agency partners rescue 2 hikers in Lincoln City, Ore.

Coast Guard, local agency partners rescue 2 hikers in Lincoln City, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and local agency personnel rescued two 14-year-old males from a cliff north of Roads End State Park in Lincoln City, Saturday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Air Station North Bend and forward deployed to Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, hoisted the hikers and transported them to local agency partners on the nearby beach. Watchstanders...