Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...

Coast Guard begins investigation into three tugboats sinking

Coast Guard begins investigation into three tugboats sinking
The Coast Guard has transitioned from pollution response to the investigation phase of a major marine casualty that occurred July 5, 2019, involving three vessels that sank in the Illinois River near Hardin, Illinois, July 18, 2019. U.S. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard has transitioned from pollution response to the investigation phase of a major marine...

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices after two weekend deaths

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices after two weekend deaths
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier NEW YORK —The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters to use caution while on the water after two people died last weekend. Boaters should review boating navigation rules and remain alert on the water after seeing a high number of boats collisions and running aground. “I offer my deepest...

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry
Members at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans preparing their assets to respond to Tropical Storm Barry, July 12, 2019. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Barry continues to move inland, Friday. Personnel in the Eighth Coast Guard District are pre-staging assets in safe and nearby locations to prepare...

Coast Guard continues preparations for Tropical Storm Barry

Coast Guard continues preparations for Tropical Storm Barry
Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma and Marine Safety Unit Morgan City filled sandbags for the public to use in preparation for Tropical Storm Barry, July 11, 2019. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to monitor port conditions and strategically pre-stage response teams along the Gulf Coast region as Tropical Storm Barry hovers offshore Friday. Port conditions change based on weather...

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on NJ Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on NJ Intracoastal Waterway
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway between Toms River and Cape May New Jersey, while the Coast Guard removes pylons and replaces them with seasonal buoys starting July 15th through mid-August. Boaters are requested to operate at a slow speed in the ICW while members of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation...

Coast Guard adjusts port conditions in Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard adjusts port conditions in Gulf Coast region
Members from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River prepare flood punt equipment in preparation for a forecast tropical depression in St. Louis July 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is adjusting port conditions and pre-staging response assets in the Gulf Coast region due to a forecast tropical depression expected to form by Thursday. Port conditions change...

Coast Guard to set security zone for Blue Angels Air Show

Coast Guard to set security zone for Blue Angels Air Show
Safety zone in the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the Annual Pensacola Beach Air Show at Pensacola Beach, Florida. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Mobile) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set up two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at...

Northeast Coast Guard searches on 31 unmanned, adrift paddlecraft over July 4 weekend

Northeast Coast Guard searches on 31 unmanned, adrift paddlecraft over July 4 weekend
Label your paddlecraft with contact information. You don’t need a sticker, just a permanent marker and some clear tape to protect the ink. Check to make sure it’s readable every time you go out. BOSTON — First Coast Guard District response crews, from Maine to the Jersey shore, responded to 31 separate reports of unmanned and adrift paddlecraft during July 4 weekend. Coast Guard Sector...