Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in the Port of Alaska, Anchorage

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in the Port of Alaska, Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to a fire aboard the tank vessel Atlantic Lily in the Port of Anchorage, Friday night. At approximately 10 p.m., thick, black smoke was seen billowing from the exhaust stack of the 600-foot foreign-flagged tank vessel, following by a loud boom and flames. The crew quickly responded to the emergency, deploying fire hoses, and extinguishing the flames....

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather along Texas coast

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather along Texas coast
U.S. Coast Guard File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard urges mariners to remain cautious, be aware of changing weather conditions and limit on-water activity due to heavy weather forecasts calling for hazardous seas and strong winds this week along the southeast Texas coast. With winds to exceed 25 mph, boaters should check local weather and exercise extreme caution if planning to be out on the water. Here...

Coast Guard reopens Florida, Georgia ports

Coast Guard reopens Florida, Georgia ports
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts assessments after the path of tropical storm Nicole November 11, 2022 in the southwest Florida areas. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez MIAMI — Personnel from the Seventh Coast Guard District are responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Nicole, Friday. Hurricane Nicole has been downgraded...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for Subtropical Storm Nicole

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for Subtropical Storm Nicole
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Whiskey. Please visit Coast Guard Homeport for specific information regarding your port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) Editors Note: Story updated to to add COTP of Jacksonville MIAMI — Effective Monday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Miami (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Port of Miami due to the expectation...

Coast Guard prepares for Subtropical storm Nicole, warns of impacts

Coast Guard prepares for Subtropical storm Nicole, warns of impacts
MIAMI — Coast Guard Seventh District crews are preparing in advance of Subtropical Storm NICOLE’s forecast impact, Monday. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for NICOLE, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be deadly, and the Coast Guard’s ability to conduct rescues can be diminished at the height of a storm. Emergency preparedness...

Coast Guard reports second fatality-free year for Alaska commercial fishing

Coast Guard reports second fatality-free year for Alaska commercial fishing
A marine inspector with Coast Guard Sector Anchorage issues a decal to fishing vessel In’Em indicating that it passed a commercial fishing vessel safety exam in Naknek, Alaska, June 16, 2022. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. F. McKenzie. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety office reported the second fatality-free commercial...

Coast Guard issues Captain of the Port order following allision

Coast Guard issues Captain of the Port order following allision
MARATHON, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector Key West has issued a Captain of the Port order on a commercial fishing vessel involved in an allision with an anchored recreational vessel 2 miles northwest of the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, Florida. Based on witness statements collected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Coast Guard boarding teams, the operator of the commercial vessel left the...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Oregon City, OR

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Oregon City, OR
A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Portland determined a 17-foot vessel was being operated as an Illegal Uninspected Passenger Vessel on the Willamette River near Oregon City, Oregon Oct. 6, 2022.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Thursday on the Willamette River near Oregon City. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Portland boarded...

Coast Guard reopens port of Ft. Meyers

Coast Guard reopens port of Ft. Meyers
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Captain of the Port has set Port Condition Four for the maritime port of Fort Myers and all areas south to the furthest extent of the COTP zone for commercial vessel traffic following satisfactory channel surveys and aids to navigation verifications, Friday. During Port...