Coast Guard hones in on safe boating along the Hudson River

Coast Guard hones in on safe boating along the Hudson River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW YORK –The Coast Guard will be promoting safe boating on the Hudson River this summer as a result of the Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) conducted last November. Over 200 stakeholders who live, work and recreate on the Hudson River participated in this process conducted by the Coast...

Passenger vessel experiences mechanical failure in Boston Harbor

Passenger vessel experiences mechanical failure in Boston Harbor
Coast Guard Station Boston 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON — The Passenger Vessel Odyssey experienced mechanical failure off Rowe’s Wharf in Boston Harbor striking six sailboats in the mooring field just after 11:00 a.m. Thursday. The incident occurred while the Odyssey was getting underway for a harbor cruise with 328 passengers onboard. googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard to hold public meetings about anchorages in Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard to hold public meetings about anchorages in Cape Charles, Va.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard plans to hold several meetings in Norfolk and Cape Charles in June and July to invite public comment about the proposed creation and relocation of two Cape Charles anchorages. The Coast Guard proposes establishing a new anchorage further offshore Cape Charles and relocating a preexisting anchorage to a more secluded location on the southern Chesapeake Bay. This...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel operating in Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel operating in Whittier, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a vessel illegally carrying passengers for hire operating out of Whittier Friday. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Valdez ordered the Pacific Provider to return to its port of origin in Whittier. Two passengers provided statements to a Coast Guard Station Valdez boarding team that they paid for a trip on the Pacific Provider. The...

Coast Guard monitoring and investigating generator fire on freighter

Coast Guard monitoring and investigating generator fire on freighter
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The Coast Guard receieved a report of a generator fire aboard the Motor Vessel Paul R. Tregurtha, a 1,013 foot bulk carrier freighter, at 4:20 a.m. Monday. The vessel master reported the fire extinguished at 5:30 a.m. and stated that there were no injuries or pollution, and all 23 crewmembers are accounted for. The ship is carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons...

Coast Guard terminates yacht voyage after bridge allision

Coast Guard terminates yacht voyage after bridge allision
The 65-foot pleasure yacht Zenith allides with the Venetian Causeway Bridge in Miami, June 16, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 65-foot pleasure yacht Zenith at Sea Isle Marina after discovering several safety issues and environmental concerns including carrying more paying passengers than they were certified to carry on board the vessel Saturday. A...

Coast Guard monitors grounded vessel in Duluth Harbor

Coast Guard monitors grounded vessel in Duluth Harbor
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is monitoring the 990-foot motor vessel American Spirit, which ran aground in Duluth Harbor, Minnesota, at approximately 3:30 p.m. (central standard time) Sunday. There are no reported injuries or signs of pollution. There is currently a 500-yard safety zone being enforced around the vessel. The vessel was departing Duluth Harbor fully loaded with taconite when it ran...

Coast Guard urges caution on Lake Superior

Coast Guard urges caution on Lake Superior
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — Due to heavy rains and storms near the coastal Lake Superior region, the Coast Guard urges all boaters in the Keweenaw Waterway and Portage Lake region to avoid recreating on the water due to significant debris in the waterway caused by recent rain storms. Additionally, paddlesport enthusiasts and boaters are reminded to safeguard any loose gear, such as paddleboards,...

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay, Alaska
Two Coast Guard commercial fishing vessel safety examiners, with Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, disembark the fishing vessel Collier Brothers after the vessel passed an inspection in Kodiak, Alaska, May 23, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels in Bristol...