Coast Guard to convene hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power

Coast Guard to convene hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the loss of 13 of its 19 crewmembers. The hearing will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Houma, La, and the event is open to the public. Individuals who cannot attend the hearing in person...

Coast Guard arrests vessel operator for endangering 34 passengers

Coast Guard arrests vessel operator for endangering 34 passengers
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Coast Guard Investigative Service special agents arrested the operator of the Fishing Lady for violating a U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Order issued pursuant to the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, July 21, 2021. Terrance Dale Roy also failed to properly report a hazardous condition as required by regulations and operated his boat in a grossly negligent manner. Roy was charged...

Mass rescue operations lifesaving device broad agency announcement

Mass rescue operations lifesaving device broad agency announcement
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, recently released the “Mass Rescue Operations Lifesaving Device Broad Agency Announcement” solicitation seeking innovative technology solutions to respond to mass-casualty events at sea. Innovators, industry, academia, and laboratories are invited to submit solutions...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force returns from Bristol Bay

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force returns from Bristol Bay
Coast Guard inspectors returned to Anchorage June 25, 2021, after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support of the region’s commercial fishing season. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard inspectors with the Marine Safety Task Force (MSTF) returned to Anchorage June 25 after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support...

SEACOR Power bow section lifted to surface, taken to M.A.R.S. facility

SEACOR Power bow section lifted to surface, taken to M.A.R.S. facility
Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-medium boat crew members prepare to throw a heaving line at the hull of the SeaCor Power, offshore Port Fourchon Louisiana, April 15, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Grand Isle) NEW ORLEANS — The Donjon-SMIT salvage team raised the bow section of the SEACOR Power to the surface of the water and transported it by...

Coast Guard conducts training exercises for new passenger safety reform

Coast Guard conducts training exercises for new passenger safety reform
Members with the Coast Guard’s prevention and inspection departments discuss how well the training exercise went aboard the fishing vessel Excalibur in the San Diego Harbor on July 7, 2021. Members ran through scenarios that contained real-life safety violations; this new reform focuses on mitigating passenger vessel safety infractions that might result in deaths at sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boarding team inspects the 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel after a Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage its voyage Jul 2, 2021 near the Tampa Bay Area.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY due to Tropical Storm Elsa

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY due to Tropical Storm Elsa
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard set Port Condition X-RAY at 12 p.m. Thursday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to Tropical Storm Elsa’s approach to the Caribbean region. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to take the necessary precautions and remain vigilant to any new weather forecasts for Tropical Storm Elsa. During Port Condition...

Coast Guard and partner agencies respond to fire at Port of Wilmington

Coast Guard and partner agencies respond to fire at Port of Wilmington
WILMINGTON, Del. – The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Wilmington Fire Department, and New Castle Fire Department responded to a fire aboard a Dole Containerized Fruit Carrier at the Port of Wilmington, late Monday evening. There were 30 people onboard at the time of the incident, and no reported injuries. The vessel contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware...