Coast Guard urges boaters to stay safe during Labor Day weekend

Coast Guard urges boaters to stay safe during Labor Day weekend
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard encourages boaters in to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating season, and is usually a very busy weekend on the water. Here are a few helpful tips for boaters to remember to stay safe on the water: Wear a life jacket: life jackets save lives. 83 percent of...

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine units working with the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft interdicted a go-fast vessel, off Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 27, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin transferred four suspected smugglers and approximately one million dollars of cocaine to Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez Thursday...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews display the catch of a Mexican lancha boat crew who was engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Aug. 28, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted two Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday afternoon. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, TGLO responds to oil spill after vessel accident near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard, TGLO responds to oil spill after vessel accident near Port Arthur, Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas General Land Office are responding to an oil spill after an accident involving the towing vessel Savage Pathfinder and the motor vessel Endurance at Dock 4 near Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday evening. An estimated 13,272 gallons of marine diesel fuel was discharged. The source of the leak has been secured. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur and...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Vinoy Park, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Vinoy Park, Fla.
Coast Guard Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 42-year-old kite surfer Thursday in the entrance of the North Yacht Basin Anchorage near Vinoy Park. Rescued was Jason Chavez from Riverview. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received the call at 12:30 p.m. from good Samaritan stating there was a kitesurfer in distress near Vinoy Park. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at mile marker 183 of the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 a.m. from the uninspected towing vessel CSS Richmond that...

Coast Guard, first responders search for missing child near Annapolis, MD

Coast Guard, first responders search for missing child near Annapolis, MD
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 12-year old girl who was reported missing while swimming at Sandy Point State Park, Maryland, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a notification at approximately 6:40 p.m. from Anne Arundel County 911 that the child, who was...

Coast Guard to establish security zones for LA Fleet Week

Coast Guard to establish security zones for LA Fleet Week
An illustration of the security zone established for the 2018 Los Angeles Fleet Week event. U.S. Coast Guard illustration. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish temporary safety and security zones in the Port of Los Angeles, which begin Wednesday and end Monday, to provide for the safety and security of Fleet Week participants and spectators. The Captain of the Port is enforcing...

Coast Guard approves movement of cruise ship after allision in Manhattan

Coast Guard approves movement of cruise ship after allision in Manhattan
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard cleared the cruise ship Carnival Horizon to sail and continues to investigate an allision between the cruise ship and Pier 90 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New York personnel conducted an extensive investigation and examinations on the ship and required multiple technical surveys to ensure it was safe to depart the Port of New York and New...