Coast Guard reschedules Columbia River closure in Portland

Coast Guard reschedules Columbia River closure in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. — In response to the ongoing fire emergency affecting the region, the Oregon Department of Transportation has postponed the I-5 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement Project to keep the highway system as clear as possible for wildfire evacuees. ODOT is requesting the Coast Guard extends the bridge deviation by two weeks, beginning at 12 a.m., Sept. 22 to 11:59 p.m., Oct. 6 to complete...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on shallow draft waterway navigation system

Coast Guard seeks public comment on shallow draft waterway navigation system
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make navigable waterways of the United States safer and more efficient. Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide comments or feedback via the tool posted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ShallowWaterWAMS....

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter arrives from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, September 14, 2020.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region spent Monday preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Sally. Coast Guard assets across the region were repositioned and pre-staged...

Coast Guard has changed port conditions in the Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard has changed port conditions in the Gulf Coast region
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is adjusting port conditions and strongly cautions the maritime community to remain observant and to take the necessary precautions as Tropical Storm Sally approaches the area. Tropical Storm Sally has the potential to become a Category 2 hurricane once it makes landfall near New Orleans on Tuesday morning. Port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing incident
Coast Guard crews and port partners responded to the disabled 656’ vehicle carrier Golden Ray with a fire on board September 8, 2019, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board, Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator, and the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal are scheduled to conduct a formal public...

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union
The crew of the USCGC Sea Lion, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, Washington, conducts vessel safety inspections, boating under the influence enforcement, and counter illegal charter operations on Lake Washington, Washington,, Sept. 6, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard Photo. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of three illegally chartered pleasure crafts over Labor Day...

Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida

Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile partnered with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to conduct safety boardings over the Labor Day Weekend. Sector Mobile conducted 22 vessel boardings, 18 of which were found to be operating unsafely and illegally. “It is every mariner’s responsibility to ensure the safe operation of their vessel on the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Sullivan, chief...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in Lake Tahoe
The 48-foot pleasure craft, Cirque, in Lake Tahoe, California Sunday, September, 6, 2020 after a Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe 29-foot Response Boat-small crew terminated its voyage for multiple safety violations.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel operating near Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters in Miami

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday near Miami. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boarding team boarded the 55-foot motor yacht, My Way, with eight passengers aboard and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100(a) for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection. Violation of 46 C.F.R. 15.515(b)...