Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters in San Diego

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters in San Diego
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego boarding crew identified and terminated a 19-foot runabout state-registered vessel March 20, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo released) SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Sector San Diego and San Diego Harbor Police personnel have completed more than 140 safety boardings in 2021 to identify and terminate unlicensed and illegal charter boat operations along California’s southern...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Wings Over South Texas Airshow

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Wings Over South Texas Airshow
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone Thursday in the Corpus Christi Bay and Ship Channel during the Wings Over South Texas Airshow in Corpus Christi, Texas. The safety zone is scheduled to begin Thursday at 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily through Sunday, while aircraft crews are performing. The safety zone is necessary to protect the general public from...

Coast Guard establishes Unified Command for SEACOR Power response

Coast Guard establishes Unified Command for SEACOR Power response
Coast Guard Marine Inspectors and a SEACOR Eagle crew member verify the battery in a life ring light during an inspection in Houma, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The crew and vessel was inspected by Coast Guard marine inspectors for readiness and approval to be used as an asset for the SEACOR Power response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class Nicole J. Groll) HOUMA, La. — The Unified...

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Tennessee River in Alabama

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Tennessee River in Alabama
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, state and local agencies are scheduled to conduct marine firefighting drills Thursday on the Tennessee River in Guntersville, Alabama. The drills include a wide-range of boat tactics and emergency response procedures. Drills will include multiple agency responder boats displaying flashing lights,...

Coast Guard crews respond to grounded vessel near Cape Charles

Coast Guard crews respond to grounded vessel near Cape Charles
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Members from Coast Guard Sector Virginia responded to and assessed the condition of a 760-foot vessel that ran aground and is now safely anchored in the Chesapeake Bay, Tuesday. The cause of the grounding is under investigation. No reports of pollution, injury or damage were reported. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received...

Coast Guard investigates tug boat pier allision in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates tug boat pier allision in Culebra, Puerto Rico
The tug boat Don Jaime and the deck barge Marilin H at the Ensenada Honda docking pier in Culebra, Puerto Rico April 21, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard marine and facility inspectors are in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday conducting a preliminary assessment part of a marine casualty investigation into a reported pier allision and vessel grounding involving...

Coast Guard urges paddle craft labeling this spring across the PNW

Coast Guard urges paddle craft labeling this spring across the PNW
The 13th Coast Guard District and its partner agencies are focusing efforts to educate and encourage paddlers to mark their paddle craft on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Coast Guard illustration) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and its agency partners urge the labeling of paddle craft and owner responsibility as spring arrives across the Pacific Northwest. Reports of unmanned and adrift paddle...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis of Columbia River Entrance

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis of Columbia River Entrance
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System study of the Columbia River Entrance (up to Statute Mile 15/Buoy 39) including Baker Bay, Chinook Channel, Skipanon Channel and Youngs Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general...

Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH

Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and Hampton Fire Department responded to a disabled and adrift jet ski off of Hampton Beach, Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:45 p.m., responders...