Coast Guard trains first responders for first LNG entering Port of Corpus Christi

Coast Guard trains first responders for first LNG entering Port of Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi’s prevention department coordinated three days of instruction to help prepare maritime first responders for the Port of Corpus Christi’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargoes. Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi personnel worked with Cheniere Energy, the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC...

Coast Guard convenes formal investigation for LA-70 Sunshine Bridge incident

Coast Guard convenes formal investigation for LA-70 Sunshine Bridge incident
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has convened a formal investigation into an incident that resulted in damage to the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana, October 12, 2018. The Coast Guard has been conducting a preliminary investigation and gathering evidence since the initial report of the incident. The formal investigation team will examine all aspects of the casualty to identify any...

Chicago Coast Guard, partners crack down on illegal charters

Chicago Coast Guard, partners crack down on illegal charters
Boarding officers from Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor prepare to approach a boat operator on Lake Michigan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) CHICAGO ― The Coast Guard and Chicago-area partner agencies, including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Chicago Police Marine Unit, cracked down on boat owners and operators conducting illegal charter...

Coast Guard, other agencies conduct operations to counter illegal charters

Coast Guard, other agencies conduct operations to counter illegal charters
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted operations to promote safety on Lake of the Ozarks from June through September 2018. During the operations, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River boatcrews and investigators conducted: 35 safety boardings Nine voyage terminations for illegal charters Education on boating safety and illegal charter operations Five ongoing investigations,...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations in Miami over weekend

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations in Miami over weekend
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of a 32-foot pleasure craft with 11 people aboard near Haulover Inlet and the 34-foot pleasure craft Sunset Stripp with 12 people aboard near Beer Can Island, Saturday after discovering several safety issues. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard reopens ports on Guam and Rota

Coast Guard reopens ports on Guam and Rota
Coast Guard Cutter Washington in Apra Harbor, Guam. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Josh Empen SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened all of the ports in Guam and Rota at 12:30 p.m., Friday, after post-storm assessments. The Ports in Saipan and Tinian remain closed in Port Heavy Weather Condition Zulu. Port Heavy Weather Condition Zulu restricts all inbound and outbound...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Blue Angels Airshow in Jacksonville

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Blue Angels Airshow in Jacksonville
Safety zone on the waters of the St. Johns River in the vicinity of Naval Air Station Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone Friday on the waters of the St. Johns River in the vicinity of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville during the Blue Angels Airshow. The safety zone, approximately one square mile, is scheduled to begin Friday at 8 a.m. until...

Coast Guard oversees damaged vessel lift operation near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard oversees damaged vessel lift operation near Cameron, Louisiana
The Coast Guard monitored the lift operation of a damaged vessel Oct. 19, 2018 near Cameron, Louisiana.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. HOUSTON — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel oversaw the salvage of the offshore supply vessel Candy Store which ran aground north of Monkey Island near Cameron, Louisiana, early Monday morning. The damaged vessel is being transported to a shipyard in...

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry
The Daniel K. Inouye is the largest container vessel constructed in the United States, and is one of many ships marine inspectors from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay work with to ensure maritime safety and security, Oct. 4, 2018.Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson. By Lt. Amanda Faulkner and PA1 Seth Johnson The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know...