Coast Guard updates port conditions in Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard updates port conditions in Gulf Coast region
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing to secure its area of responsibility and adjust port conditions along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nestor moves northeast, Friday. The public should be aware that seas in the Panama City, Florida, area may reach 20 feet at the height of the storm, and for safety reasons, emergency response personnel may be unable to respond for extended periods of time...

Coast Guard preparing for heavy weather in Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard preparing for heavy weather in Gulf Coast region
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is preparing for potentially dangerous marine weather conditions through Saturday, due to a forecasted tropical storm expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard is reminding the public of these important safety messages: ♦ Stay off the water. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be deadly and our ability to conduct rescues can be diminished...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Lummus Park

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Lummus Park
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boat crew terminated the voyage of a 21-foot vessel at Lummus Park after they discovered that the vessel was operating illegally Sunday, October 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 21-foot pleasure craft with eight people aboard Sunday at Lummus Park after discovering multiple violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami...

Coast Guard experiencing VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard experiencing VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are experiencing multiple VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska and may not be able to hear or respond to distress calls on channel 16. Currently, waterways affected by Coast Guard VHF-FM radio site outages include the Gulf of Alaska between Yakutat and Sitka, Cross Sound, Peril Strait, Hoonah Sound, Southern Chatham Strait, Sumner Strait,...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations in Miami

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations in Miami
The Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew takes a photograph Saturday, October 13, 2019, after terminating the voyage of a 42-foot meridian pleasure craft with 14 passengers aboard near Mulroy Channel.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard continued its crackdown on illegal charter vessels this weekend. On Saturday, the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of...

Coast Guard asks commercial fishermen to sign up for marine safety, survival training

Coast Guard asks commercial fishermen to sign up for marine safety, survival training
Members practice immersion suit survival techniques in the Willamette River at the docks of Marine Safety Unit Portland, Oregon. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard has scheduled marine safety and survival training in five different cities along the Oregon Coast and is offering six separate two-day trainings beginning Oct. 24. The...

Coast Guard wraps up summer boating season, reminds mariners to prepare for cold weather

Coast Guard wraps up summer boating season, reminds mariners to prepare for cold weather
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sectors New York and Long Island Sound remind mariners to take extra precautions on the water as the air and water temperatures in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey grow colder each day. Although summer officially just ended three weeks ago, the Northeast is already experiencing colder weather, which means boaters, paddlers, sailors, and fishermen should carry extra gear...

Coast Guard urges safe boating during Columbus Day Weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during Columbus Day Weekend
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters  to use extra caution while out on the water this Columbus Day weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Consider these boating safety tips before leaving the dock: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and conduct maritime safety and security operations for the San Francisco Fleet Week, which is scheduled to kick off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Fleet Week includes a variety of ship tours and static displays from several branches of the...