Coast Guard assists kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard assists kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach, NC
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach Sunday morning. At 7:23 a.m., New Hanover 911 dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders in Wilmington that a 32-year-old male kayaker was stranded on Figure Eight Island near Masonboro Inlet due to wind and rain. A 29-foot...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear conducts a hurricane relief supply onload in Port Everglades, Florida, Oct. 4, 2017. From left to right is Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Stephens, Seaman Alexis Gove, Petty Officer 1st Class Ty Coulter, and Seaman Leon Ulrich. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin Solomon) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin...

Coast Guard prepares for storm, cautions mariners

Coast Guard prepares for storm, cautions mariners
NWS Forecast Office Boston – Storm Warning BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are making preparations Saturday ahead of forecasted storm conditions expected to arrive in our area Sunday into Monday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including wind gusts in excess of 50 knots and seas greater than 20 feet, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Mariners are strongly...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are scheduled to enforce the Potomac River, Montgomery County, security zone beginning Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.33), the regulation prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Bayou Bienvenue

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Bayou Bienvenue
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for Haskin Payne III near Bayou Bienvenu, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans suspended the search at 6:05 p.m. after St. Bernard Sheriff Department located the body. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4 p.m., Thursday, from St. Bernard Sheriff Department that Haskin Payne III...

Coast Guard hosts Puget Sound safety assessment workshop

Coast Guard hosts Puget Sound safety assessment workshop
SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound hosted a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop at the Whatcom County Emergency Operations Center in Bellingham this week, comprised of more than 80 maritime and waterway community users, stakeholders and representatives from Canada, the State of Washington, Coast Salish Tribes and indigenous peoples. The PAWSA panel focused on the Port Angeles Precautionary...

Coast Guard rescues man aboard dinghy near San Mateo Bridge

Coast Guard rescues man aboard dinghy near San Mateo Bridge
Cost Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a man whose 10-foot dinghy was disabled south of the San Mateo Bridge, Thursday night. California Highway Patrol dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around 9:45 p.m., to relay a report from the man’s son stating that his father was stranded...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water near Bayou Bienvenue

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water near Bayou Bienvenue
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing man near Bayou Bienvenue, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4 p.m., Thursday, from St. Bernard Sheriff Department that Haskin Payne III had fallen off a 20-foot pleasure craft near Six Flags New Orleans. Payne’s...

Coast Guard closes waterway on south branch of Chicago River

Coast Guard closes waterway on south branch of Chicago River
Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan established a safety zone near the south branch of the Chicago River following an oil discharge from an unknown source, Oct. 26, 2017. CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard has closed off access to a waterway extending from the south branch of the Chicago River known as Bubbly Creek after a reported oil discharge, Thursday. Representatives from Coast Guard Marine Safety...