Coast Guard sets safety zone on Columbia River for boat exhibition

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Columbia River for boat exhibition
Boundaries of the Safety Zone to be established on May 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Columbia River will establish a temporary safety zone east of the Interstate 5 bridge, to ensure safety of life and property during a boat exhibition event on the Columbia River Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The perimeter of the safety zone will extend...

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, has been established in Hatteras Inlet by Coast Guard Sector North Carolina allowing unimpeded vessel traffic offshore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge, Merritt, finished a two-week dredging project in Hatteras Inlet on May 6 to create the new waterway. On March 22, 2022 the Coast Guard issued a safety notice to mariners...

Coast Guard concludes investigation of safety zone violation

Coast Guard concludes investigation of safety zone violation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ─ The Coast Guard has concluded its investigation regarding the cruise ship Harmony of the Seas’ unauthorized entry into a safety zone established by the Captain of the Port of Jacksonville on January 30, 2022. The Coast Guard establishes and enforces safety zones in accordance with Title 46 U.S.C. § 70002 and 70036. When these zones are violated, the Coast Guard may pursue...

Joint military exercise to take place off Delaware, Maryland coast

Joint military exercise to take place off Delaware, Maryland coast
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch and partners from the Department of Defense look on from the cutter’s small boat as Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Johnson descends into the water to retrieve two Air Force pilots during a joint-service search and rescue exercise, October 22, 2020, near Virginia Beach, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Timothy Eason) BALTIMORE — The...

Coast Guard fines boater after crossing restricted bar in Garibaldi, OR

Coast Guard fines boater after crossing restricted bar in Garibaldi, OR
A 23-foot fishing vessel approaches the restricted Tillamook Bar near Garibaldi, Oregon, March 31, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard fined a recreational boater last Thursday for crossing the restricted Tillamook Bay bar in March in Garibaldi. On March 31, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a 23-foot recreation vessel approached the Tillamook Bar with...

Commercial Bulk Carrier Aground in Muskegon, Michigan

Commercial Bulk Carrier Aground in Muskegon, Michigan
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Muskegon.Muskegon, MI – The 750-foot motor vessel KAYE E. BARKER ran aground late in the evening on April 28 while transiting inbound towards Muskegon with a load of stone aggregate. No injuries have been reported and initial inspections indicated no pollution. The Coast Guard is on site and working with the shipping company, local salvage organizations and...

Coast Guard stops uninspected passenger vessel off Marathon

Coast Guard stops uninspected passenger vessel off Marathon
A Coast Guard Station Marathon boarding team terminated the voyage of an 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel voyage carrying two passengers for hire near Stirrup Key, Marathon, Florida, April 25, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Marathon boarding team terminated the voyage of an 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel voyage carrying two passengers for hire, Monday, near...

Container ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay refloated after 35 days

Container ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay refloated after 35 days
The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corporation, in partnership with multiple state and local responders, refloat the Ever Forward Sunday, April 17, in the Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Devin Erfourth) BALTIMORE — The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corporation, in partnership...

Coast Guard terminates three illegal charter vessels in San Diego Bay

Coast Guard terminates three illegal charter vessels in San Diego Bay
SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Sector San Diego personnel terminated three illegal charter boats operating in San Diego Bay over the weekend. Sector San Diego boarding team members and investigators identified three illegal charter boats operating in the bay and terminated all three voyages due to unsafe overloading conditions, insufficient lifesaving equipment and failure to provide a qualified or licensed...