Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather
Coast Guard Station Atlantic City file photo PHILADELPHIA – During warm winter weather, the waters of the mid-Atlantic are still extremely cold, hovering around 40-degrees, and can quickly cause hypothermia. Boaters who take to the water are advised to carry the appropriate gear they would for any winter boating trip, such as an immersion suit, in the event of a maritime emergency. In addition,...

Hurricane Maria Response Team Assesses Distressed Vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Response Team Assesses Distressed Vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
ESF-10 Hurricane Maria Response personnel conduct underwater environmental assessments for impacted vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Feb. 12, 2018.  SAN JUAN – Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico conducted environmental assessments for impacted vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico on Feb. 12, 2018. Environmental assessments are done in advance of boat removal operations in order to minimize...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita
Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, deputy sector commander Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, and Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention, discuss future operations for the removal of product aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 11, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara...

Port of Pago Pago remains closed following Tropical Cyclone Gita

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa —The port of Pago Pago remains closed to commercial traffic Saturday pending further assessment following Tropical Cyclone Gita, while work to remove the fishing vessel Chui Kai Fa No. 1 continues. High winds remain a concern through the weekend, as responders work to assess the region and resume the response to the grounded 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa...

Winter recreation advisory: safety is no accident

Winter recreation advisory: safety is no accident
A Coast Guard crew conducts ice rescue training in the Straits of Mackinac. Coast Guard file photo CLEVELAND — Proper preparation is vital for people recreating on or near frozen lakes and waterways as ice coverage across the Great Lakes makes a resurgence this week with sustained colder temperatures. Coast Guard units, working with first responders, have performed more than 40 ice rescue cases since...

Coast Guard concludes Buzzards Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop

Coast Guard concludes Buzzards Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop
Boston — The Coast Guard wrapped up the two-day Buzzards Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop Thursday at the Towneplace Suites Marriott in Wareham. Participants convened in Wareham on February 7-8 for a structured workshop with facilitated sessions aimed to ensure the environmental protection and safe navigation of the Buzzards Bay waterway system. A final report stating the risks...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition ZULU for Pago Pago, American Samoa

Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition ZULU for Pago Pago, American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set Port Condition ZULU (sustained Gale Force winds from a storm are predicted within 12 hours) for the Port of Pago Pago, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. In Port Condition ZULU the port is closed and all port operations are suspended except for vessel movements and activities specifically authorized by the Coast Guard COTP. A Tropical Depression...

Coast Guard reminds public to avoid ice near active shipping routes

Coast Guard reminds public to avoid ice near active shipping routes
Transiting the ice near shipping lanes or Coast Guard transit lanes is dangerous. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic). SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie reminds the public to stay away from active shipping lanes while partaking in recreational ice activities or using ice as a means of transportation. Ice is unpredictable and dangerous, significantly ranging in thickness in...

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge construction in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is intermittently enforcing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet to ensure public safety during the Herbert C. Bonner bridge construction from Jan. 29 to March 24. While activated, the safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the bridge, which will be under construction. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone...