Coast Guard warns public of unsafe ice conditions

Coast Guard warns public of unsafe ice conditions
U.S. Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay ice rescue team rescues 11 people stranded on an ice floe near Sherwood Point, Wisconsin, February 6, 2023. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Schmidt) CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard is warning winter enthusiasts of unstable ice conditions and encouraging people to take safety precautions following two major rescues on the Great Lakes...

Coast Guard established Saginaw Bay regulated navigation area for winter

Coast Guard established Saginaw Bay regulated navigation area for winter
The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated the process to activate its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Area; specifically, a safety zone in Saginaw Bay, Michigan. The zone will be activated at 8 a.m. on Saturday and apply during the winter months to protect waterway users from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation. DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated the process to activate its...

Coast Guard advises Oregon mariners of hazardous waterways

Coast Guard advises Oregon mariners of hazardous waterways
A crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River conducts surf training. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard advises recreational boaters and waterway users Thursday of the dangers related to hazardous waterways and bars along the Oregon Coast. Recent incidents have highlighted the importance of exercising caution...

Coast Guard concludes public hearing into Spirit of Norfolk

Coast Guard concludes public hearing into Spirit of Norfolk
The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board conduct a formal hearing regarding the fire aboard the Spirit of Norfolk in Virginia Beach, Va. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board concluded the formal public hearing proceedings into the fire and total constructive loss of the passenger...

Coast Guard investigates Antarctic marine casualties

Coast Guard investigates Antarctic marine casualties
WASHINGTON, D.C., — U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and international flag administrations are investigating marine casualties involving the death or injury of U.S. citizens on foreign-flagged passenger vessels in Antarctic waters between Nov. 15 and Dec. 1, 2022. The investigations include: Two U.S. citizens died when an inflatable boat from the...

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard bulk carrier in Portland

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard bulk carrier in Portland
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division and Marine Inspections personnel, alongside a Portland Fire Department responder, transit the pier at the Temco Llc. facility in Portland, OR, Tuesday, Jan. 31. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Joseph Guenther) Portland, Ore. — The Coast Guard is supporting Portland Fire Department and other responding agencies after the 623-foot motor...

Coast Guard pursues civil penalty for AIS violation

Coast Guard pursues civil penalty for AIS violation
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is pursuing a civil penalty Friday with a maximum punishment of $41,093.00 against a commercial fishing vessel for violating Automated Identification System (AIS) regulations near the mouth of the Columbia River Dec. 3, 2022. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River detected a commercial fishing vessel deactivate its AIS while underway near the mouth of the Columbia River...

Coast Guard holds annual liquefied gas forum in Houston

Coast Guard holds annual liquefied gas forum in Houston
An audience listens to a speaker during the 6th Liquefied Gas and Alternative Fuels Senior Executive Forum at Sector Houston-Galveston Jan. 18, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera) HOUSTON — Personnel from the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise held the 6th Liquefied Gas and Alternative Fuels Senior Executive Forum at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard warns against illegal operations in San Juan Bay

Coast Guard warns against illegal operations in San Juan Bay
Station San Juan 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Ricardo Castrodad SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that its crews will be on the lookout for illegal passenger for hire operations in the San Juan Bay during the San Sebastián Street Festival from Jan. 19 to 22. “We urge the public seeking to reach the San Sebastián Street Festival via the maritime...