Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak Holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak Holds Change of Command
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt (left) salutes Lt. Keith Blevins (right) during the Sitkinak’s change-of-command ceremony in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 29, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Lt. Keith Blevins relieved Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt as the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak during a change...

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display
Fireworks burst above the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough) NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard will establish and will strictly enforce regulated areas on the East River for the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display, Monday. A section of the river, south of the Queensboro Bridge and north of the Manhattan Bridge will...

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) prior to and during the Fourth...

Coast Guard to enforce slow speed zone in Biscayne Bay on Fourth of July

Coast Guard to enforce slow speed zone in Biscayne Bay on Fourth of July
MIAMI — There will be a Regulated Navigation Area Tuesday in Biscayne Bay with an enforced 15-knot speed limit from 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of increased boating traffic in Biscayne Bay due to the myriad of fireworks displays. In past years, a combination of this increased traffic and vessels traveling at excessive speeds has resulted in deaths and serious...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Tuesday morning, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, 43 red snapper totaling 547 pounds, 117 sharks totaling 666 pounds, five other fish totaling 22 pounds, and fishing...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel search for 2 missing boaters in Marmot Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel search for 2 missing boaters in Marmot Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan vessel crew are searching Thursday for one male and one female reported missing from the fishing vessel Miss Destinee that capsized in Marmot Bay. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boatcrew and the crew of the good Samaritan vessel are searching...

Coast Guard monitors disabled cargo ship off Sewells Point in Norfolk, VA

Coast Guard monitors disabled cargo ship off Sewells Point in Norfolk, VA
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is monitoring a 586-foot Thai-flagged cargo vessel that ran aground off Sewells Point in Norfolk, Virginia, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a call at 12:50 p.m. that the bulk cargo ship Mallika Naree lost propulsion in the Elizabeth River, struck buoy #5 and ran soft aground outside...

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has completed the Waterways Analysis and Management System survey of the Miami Main Channel and jetties in the vicinity of Government Cut. The Captain of the Port of Miami has determined the existing aids that mark safe navigation through the channel, which include color coded lighted buoys and lighted range markers, to be sufficient. This determination was endorsed the Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from water near Masonboro Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from water near Masonboro Inlet, NC
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach brings aboard a man from the water near Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, June 28, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bob Sylverstein) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their vessel capsized near Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard...