Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to collision in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to collision in Boston Harbor
A Coast Guard Station Boston 45-foot response boat crew stands by at Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 after responding to a collision between a water taxi and sailboat in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with state and local agencies responded to a collision between a water taxi and a sailboat on a mooring ball Thursday afternoon...

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC
The Coast Guard responded to a 30-foot barge which capsized near Surfside Beach, South Carolina August 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a capsized barge near Surfside Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a National Response Center report stating an unmanned 30-foot construction barge had capsized. Sector...

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement operation throughout 430 miles of coastline

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement operation throughout 430 miles of coastline
A Coast Guard response boat stops a recreational boater in the Charleston Harbor, S.C. Aug. 11, 2018, as part of Operation SHRIMP and GRITS, a multi-state and multi-jurisdiction maritime enforcement operation. The name stands for “Save Harbor Reach on Intelligence for Multi-state Partnerships and Guarding Responsible Interests for Target Safety.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tenley Long) JACKSONVILLE,...

Coast Guard returns all Hawaiian ports to full operations following Hurricane Hector

Coast Guard returns all Hawaiian ports to full operations following Hurricane Hector
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened all commercial ports in the Hawaiian Islands as of 5 p.m. (local time) Wednesday. All vessel and cargo operations have resumed in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties. As the remnants of Hurricane Hector pass the Hawaiian Island Chain, offshore and harbor areas may experience strong winds and surge. Vessel and facility operators are urged to prepare...

Coast Guard coordinates response to tug boat that lost steering on the Hudson River

Coast Guard coordinates response to tug boat that lost steering on the Hudson River
Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard coordinated the stabilization and safe escort of a tugboat that lost steering in the Hudson River in New York, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York Vessel Traffic Service received a report...

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE for Big Island

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE for Big Island
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition YANKEE for Hawaii County Ports (Hilo and Kawaihae) as of 11 a.m. (local time) Tuesday in advance of Hurricane Hector. Honolulu and Maui County ports remain at WHISKEY. No conditions are set for Kauai at this time. Coast Guard personnel are on the Big Island doing pre-storm assessments of the ports. At Port Heavy Weather Condition YANKEE...

Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands
A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responds to a surfer in distress off Maui, Aug. 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Maui) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners responded to several cases through the weekend in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Responders from Maui, Oahu, and Canada ensured the safety of four mariners in three separate cases. Coast Guard Station Maui,...

Multiple agencies to participate in maritime mass rescue exercise in Elizabeth River

Multiple agencies to participate in maritime mass rescue exercise in Elizabeth River
PORTSMOUTH, Va — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Navy, state of Virginia, and local emergency response organizations are scheduled to conduct mass rescue exercise in the Elizabeth River Tuesday. The purpose of the exercise is to improve coordination, communication, and response techniques among the participating agencies during a mass rescue event by simulating an evacuation of 90 passengers aboard...

Coast Guard sets port condition WHISKEY for Hawaii County

Coast Guard sets port condition WHISKEY for Hawaii County
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set Port Condition WHISKEY for Hawaii County (Ports of Hilo and Kawaihae) as of 11 a.m. local time Sunday in advance of Hurricane Hector. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic, and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect. Tropical storm force winds, 39 mph or higher, are possible within...