Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along Northern California coast
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to exercise caution along the Northern California coast as high winds and rough seas are forecasted to impact coastal Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties through late Thursday. The public is advised...

Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing

Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard announced today a formal marine casualty investigation has been convened into the marine casualty of the fishing vessel Mary B II which capsized off Newport, Oregon, January 9, 2019, resulting in the loss of three lives and loss of the vessel. Rear Adm. David Throop, Coast Guard 13th District Commander, authorized the investigation pursuant to the authority contained in...

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels by Emergency Support Function 10 Florida response are entering the final stage three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida. The Unified Command for the response consisted of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 175 displaced...

Coast Guard requests public help in preventing unnecessary emergency responses

Coast Guard requests public help in preventing unnecessary emergency responses
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is requesting the public’s help in preventing unnecessary emergency responses by Coast Guard crews and local responders in the northern Washington area especially in the greater Puget Sound area. On average, Washington-based Coast Guard personnel expend 600 search hours each month responding to vessels that are unmanned and adrift with the vast majority of these cases...

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard assists aground cargo ship near Virginia Beach, Va.
The JSW Salem sits aground after it ran aground about 2.5 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a bulk carrier ship after it ran aground about 2.5 miles east of Virginia Beach, Thursday morning. Crew members aboard the JSW Salem, a 958-foot bulk carrier,...

Coast Guard to investigate capsizing on Yaquina Bay Bar

Coast Guard to investigate capsizing on Yaquina Bay Bar
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Victory file photo by PA3 Kurt Fredrickson SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is investigating the capsizing of the commercial fishing vessel Mary B II, which lead to the deaths of three fishermen at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon, Tuesday night. The three fishermen were inbound the Yaquina Bay Bar aboard the 42-foot vessel Mary B II when it capsized without warning...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken towing vessel near the Kentucky Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Monday that the inspected towing vessel Tom Bussler capsized at mile marker 15 on the Tennessee River. The inspected towing vessel George Leavell recovered the two crewmembers...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of forecasted weather on Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of forecasted weather on Northern California coast
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews conduct surf training near Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, Dec. 13, 2018. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to prepare for high winds and seas forecasted for the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the weekend. The Bay Area is expected to experience gale-force...

Coast Guard responds to deep draft grounding in the Lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to deep draft grounding in the Lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded vessel in the Lower Mississippi River near New Orleans, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 8:32 Friday morning that the 837-foot UK-flagged deep-draft vessel Anglo Alexandria had grounded in the Mississippi River at mile marker 3.5. The vessel is currently blocking the navigation channel and a tug is...