Fishing companies to perform corrective measures, pay civil penalties for ocean pollution

Fishing companies to perform corrective measures, pay civil penalties for ocean pollution
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WASHINGTON — Two Honolulu-based fishing companies, Triple Dragon, LLC, and Capt. Millions III, LLC, along with the company managers and vessel operators, have each agreed to implement operational improvements and other compliance measures and pay civil penalties to settle claims stemming from numerous...

International Maritime Organization approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures

International Maritime Organization approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures
WASHINGTON — The International Maritime Organization approved the Bering Strait and Bering Sea ship routing measures proposed by the United States and Russian Federation. Taking effect Dec. 1, 2018, the six two-way routes and six precautionary areas are the first internationally recognized ship routing measures the IMO has approved for polar waters. In November 2017, the U.S. and Russia proposed...

Coast Guard assists 8 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet

Coast Guard assists 8 aboard boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet
Coast Guard Seaman Nate Kapsar monitors the towline as his crew tows the charter fishing vessel Miss Nell through Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, May 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Porter) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews and good Samaritans assisted eight people aboard a vessel taking on water 30 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday morning. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard confirms missing fisherman found by divers inside vessel in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard confirms missing fisherman found by divers inside vessel in Willapa Bay
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel have confirmed that the missing fisherman was found by divers inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J, prior to it being refloated by contractors in Willapa Bay, Friday. Pacific County Sheriff’s Office personnel transported the fisherman to a local funeral home that evening. The vessel is being taken to the Nachotta marina with the owner’s insurance company...

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for two missing boaters near Pine Island, Hernando County. Missing are James Hansen, 29, from Weeki Wachee, and Tyler Gomez, 27. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday Coast Guard Station Yankeetown watchstanders received a call from James Hansen’s finance, Jessica Honovik, reporting...

Coast Guard to boaters: Be safe, prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto

Coast Guard to boaters: Be safe, prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard encourages boaters along the Gulf coast to prepare for subtropical storm Alberto and stay safe through the Memorial Day weekend. Typically, there is an increase of boaters on the water during the holiday weekend, however, due to the impeding storm the Coast Guard urges boaters to take precautions for their personal safety. Heavy seas, significant rain and damaging winds...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from water in Delaware Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3 from water in Delaware Bay
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jin Maldonado pulls Eric McLoy out of the water near the ferry wall in the Delaware Bay, May 25, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Romeo Hollins) PHILADELPHIA — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued three people from the water approximately 30 yards offshore Lewes, Delaware, Friday evening. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca holds change of command ceremony at Base Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca holds change of command ceremony at Base Boston
Cmdr. John J. Christensen (left) exchanges a salute with Captain Ted M. St. Pierre, while Cmdr. Alan B. McCabe (right) watches on during the change of command ceremony, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Boston (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cmdr. John Christensen relieved Cmdr. Alan McCabe as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca Thursday...

Coast Guard urges boaters to be safe, prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto

Coast Guard urges boaters to be safe, prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto
MIAMI – The Coast Guard encourages boaters along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to prepare for subtropical storm Alberto and stay safe through the Memorial Day Weekend. Typically, there is an increase of boaters on the water during the holiday weekend, however, due to the impeding storm the Coast Guard urges boaters to take precautions for their personal safety. Heavy seas, significant rain and damaging...