Coast Guard seeks information on capsizing of fishing vessel Aquarius

Coast Guard seeks information on capsizing of fishing vessel Aquarius
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard investigators are seeking public information regarding the loss of two lives following the sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Aquarius, which capsized off Florence on June 29. Anyone with information pertaining to the incident is encouraged to provide information to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland investigation team at: Pdxio@uscg.mil Please include...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducted Operation Dry Water over the July 4 holiday weekend along with local government partners. Operation Dry Water is a national, year-round awareness and enforcement campaign targeted at boating under the influence. Coast Guard Sector Mobile law enforcement personnel worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Okaloosa County...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge

Coast Guard halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted an illegal charter Thursday while assisting two boaters in a disabled vessel near Venetian Causeway Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a disabled jet ski with two people aboard pinned against a bridge piling. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water
BOSTON − The Coast Guard and Northeast partner agencies are scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at preventing boating accidents resulting from boating under the influence. The campaign, which runs from July 3 – 5, comes during a noted increase in boats on the water and boating accidents. As of June 26, 2020, fatal boating accidents in the Northeast have doubled...

Coast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as part of Fourth of July celebrations

Coast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as part of Fourth of July celebrations
A signal flare burns bright enough to light up the shores during a flare training exercise held at Coast Guard Station Rio Vista U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as fireworks aboard their vessels as part of Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. Fireworks can be mistaken as distress signals, and flares...

Coast Guard to increase to law enforcement patrols for holiday weekend

Coast Guard to increase to law enforcement patrols for holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is increasing the amount of law enforcement patrols on the Great Lakes region for the holiday weekend in an effort to prevent boater deaths, starting Thursday. Alcohol use remains the leading cause of recreational boating deaths nationwide. In addition, the Coast Guard is participating in Operation Dry Water, an annual coordinated campaign among multiple agencies...

Coast Guard fines vessel that failed to provide Notice of Arrival

Coast Guard fines vessel that failed to provide Notice of Arrival
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau issued a Notice of Violation to a foreign-flagged vessel that arrived in Auke Bay, Juneau, June 18 without submitting a Notice of Arrival in accordance with ports and waterways safety regulations. The Notice of Arrival (NOA) regulations require pleasure craft vessels over 300 gross tons that are registered with foreign nations, and all foreign-flagged commercial...

Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 cargo containers from barge

Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 cargo containers from barge
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 cargo containers from the barge Ho Omaka Hou and monitor response operations in Hawaii, Tuesday. All cargo was successfully removed from the barge over the weekend, and it returned safely to Honolulu Monday, where a further damage assessment is being conducted. Of the 21 missing containers, 12 remain unlocated. One was initially located...

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Santos, with the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, operates the cutter’s small boat alongside the fishing vessel Tenisha Rose in Sitka Sound, Alaska, during a commercial fishing vessel safety inspection March 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Lindsay Wheeler. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard investigators and inspectors have identified a concerning trend in...