Coast Guard seeks legal action against credentials of 2 jet boat operators

Coast Guard seeks legal action against credentials of 2 jet boat operators
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has initiated administrative action related to the mariner credentials of two jet boat operators involved in a collision that occurred on the Willamette River on June 4, 2021. The jet boats, Peregrine Falcon and Osprey, collided near Hog Island as the vessels came around a bend in the channel where an obstruction prevented the vessel captains from seeing each other and resulted...

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Captain of the Port will be closing the waters of southern Green Bay to commercial vessel traffic starting on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at noon local time. This closure will impact all waters southwest of a line extending between Peshtigo Point and Sherwood Point in the bay of Green Bay. This closure is made in accordance with 33 CFR 165.901. For more...

Coast Guard advises traffic to stay clear of Liberty Bridge in Bay City

Coast Guard advises traffic to stay clear of Liberty Bridge in Bay  City
ESSEXVILLE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a warning to winter all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts to stay well clear of the Liberty Bridge in Bay City, Mich. on the Saginaw River. Due to construction with tugs and barges operating on the river, formation of ice normally present in the winter will be inhibited. This poses a serious hazard to individuals operating snowmobiles and other ATVs...

Coast Guard sets normal port condition for the Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets normal port condition for the Port of Virginia
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez)(U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez)PORTSMOUTH, VA— The Captain of the Port of Virginia ordered the return to normal port condition for the coastal waters of Virginia from Cape Charles Light south to the Virginia-North Carolina border effective 7:00 a.m. Monday. While vessel traffic is...

Coast Guard sets modified Port Condition Zulu for the Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets modified Port Condition Zulu for the Port of Virginia
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Zulu. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) PORTSMOUTH, VA– The Captain of the Port set modified Port Condition Zulu for the coastal waters of Virginia from Cape Charles Light south to the Virginia-North Carolina border effective 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 16, 2022. Other than vessels designated by the Captain of the Port, no vessels...

Coast Guard warns of weak ice on Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

Coast Guard warns of weak ice on Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
A Coast Guard ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise extreme caution on ice along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Annually, there have been multiple accidents due to ice instability resulting in persons in the water and complete...

Coast Guard, NTSB investigating Bayou Ramos Bridge damage

Coast Guard, NTSB investigating Bayou Ramos Bridge damage
The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board marine casualty investigators are investigating a barge allision with the Bayou Ramos Bridge near Morgan City and Amelia, Louisiana, on Highway 182.  (Courtesy of Cajun Drone Photography, Jim Pierce JR FAA 107 Certified Pilot) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators are investigating...

Coast Guard emphasizes safe boating during San Diego’s parade of lights

Coast Guard emphasizes safe boating during San Diego's parade of lights
The Coast Guard Cutter Haddock transits to the starting location for the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco. SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard stresses the importance of using caution and boating safety practices during San Diego’s holiday parade of lights event in San Diego Harbor, Sunday. This event brings an influx of vessels and spectators...

Coast Guard keeps busy during first week of Dungeness crab season

Coast Guard keeps busy during first week of Dungeness crab season
A Station Grays Harbor coxswain aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat adjusts throttles while alongside a disabled commercial fishing vessel off Copalis Head, WA, Friday, Dec. 3. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Grays Harbor) SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews across the Pacific Northwest have towed 10 disabled or distressed commercial fishing vessels back to port in the first week of the Dungeness crab season...