Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale
The 24-foot vessel, Sea-mor, is underway near the Middle River, Florida, Nov. 22, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard law enforcement crews terminated an illegal charter, Sunday near Middle River. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding of a 24-foot vessel with eight passengers aboard operating as an illegal small...

Coast Guard urges paddle craft labeling, owner responsibility

Coast Guard urges paddle craft labeling, owner responsibility
(U.S. Coast Guard illustration) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and its Washington and Oregon boating safety agency partners urge the labeling of paddle craft and owner responsibility on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Reports of unmanned and adrift paddle craft divert federal, state and local response boat and air crews on hundreds of dangerous and costly searches that turn out to be false alarms....

Coast Guard investigates barge allision with the Centerville Turnpike Bridge

Coast Guard investigates barge allision with the Centerville Turnpike Bridge
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision between a barge and the Centerville Turnpike Bridge which occurred early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the report of the allision at 4:46 a.m. and released a safety marine information broadcast alerting...

Coast Guard urges caution for forecast weather conditions, King Tides

Coast Guard urges caution for forecast weather conditions, King Tides
A Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore — The Coast Guard would like to make the public aware of dangerous conditions expected to occur offshore and along the coastal Pacific Northwest this weekend, starting as early as Friday. The National Weather Service has issued storm warnings, high wind advisories and hazardous...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu for ports of Tampa

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu for ports of Tampa
Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds. (National Hurricane Center Graphic) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee, and Ft. Myers due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds 35-43 mph or higher from Tropical Storm Eta. While port condition Zulu is in place no...

Coast Guard, Texas Game Wardens join forces for duck season opener

Coast Guard, Texas Game Wardens join forces for duck season opener
Coast Guard and Texas Game Wardens after conducting boating safety inspections, verifying federal licensing requirements of charter vessel operators, and ensuring hunters followed all state hunting regulations for the duck season opener in Corpus Christi, Texas, November 8, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard boarding teams based in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas joined...

Coast Guard urges coastal safety across Tampa Bay for Tropical Storm Eta

Coast Guard urges coastal safety across Tampa Bay for Tropical Storm Eta
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Tampa Bay crews are urging mariners offshore and near shore to prepare for Tropical Storm Eta anticipated to impact the sea state of the Florida Gulf coast for the duration of the week. The ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee, and Ft. Myers have returned to port condition X-Ray. Coast Guard rescue crews across Florida Gulf coast are preparing for the impact...

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for ports of Miami

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for ports of Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set port condition Yankee for the Ports of Fort Pierce, Miami, Everglades and Palm Beach due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Eta. At port condition Yankee, all vessels greater than 500 gross tons must depart the port unless the COTP has approved a request to remain in port. Terminals and facilities...

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for Port of Key West

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for Port of Key West
National Hurricane Center Graphic KEY WEST, Fla. – Effective 8 a.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Port of Key West for the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Eta. During port condition Yankee all affected ports are closed to inbound commercial traffic unless authorized by the COTP. All oceangoing vessels 300...