Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard will issue a safety zone on the Ohio River for the annual Riverfest event near Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley will enforce a safety zone which will result in a temporary river closure to all vessel traffic from mile marker 469.2 (slightly upstream from the I-471 “Big Mac” bridge) to mile marker 470.5 (Roebling Suspension Bridge) on the Ohio...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel in Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue vessel with two people aboard that launched from Shell Beach. Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65...

Coast Guard crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan (left) and Coast Guard Cutter Adelie (center) boat crews assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel that began taking on water near Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Adelie and Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boat crews responded to and assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California after a successful counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2019  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ian Gray) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130) returned from their first patrol of the drug transit zones...

Coast Guard modifies port conditions in Florida and Georgia ports

Coast Guard modifies port conditions in Florida and Georgia ports
The Coast Guard Captain of the Ports have modified the Port Conditions for several ports in Florida and Georgia due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Dorian. The updates are: Effective 12 p.m. Thursday the Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Miami, Port Everglades and Port of Palm Beach. Effective 12 p.m....

Coast Guard Base Miami prepares for Hurricane Dorian

Coast Guard Base Miami prepares for Hurricane Dorian
Coast Guard Base Miami Beach Facilities Engineering members secure spaces across the Base as part of preparation efforts for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian Aug. 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez) MIAMI — Members at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach conducted preparations Thursday at the base to prepare for the possible impact from Hurricane Dorian. Crews at Base Miami...

Coast Guardsman charged following Dutch Harbor, Alaska, death investigation

Coast Guardsman charged following Dutch Harbor, Alaska, death investigation
ALAMEDA, California – A Coast Guard member was charged Wednesday following a 7-month investigation into the death of another Coast Guardsman in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in January. Coast Guard Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was charged with violating seven articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to the death of the alleged victim who also held the rank of seaman. Tucker was taken into custody...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed to Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico sits on the deck of the hanger Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 standing by to assist in any search and rescue or post-storm missions.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Carlos Gonzalez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters during separate...

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates in San Diego

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and potentially unsafe. Coast Guard Sector San Diego investigators work with local law enforcement to identify and terminate unlicensed and illegal charter boat operations along California’s southern coast in the interest of passenger safety. “Without proper...