Coast Guard returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service

Coast Guard returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has returned all but five of 23 New York Waterway ferries to service that had been initially suspended for a series of safety concerns in the week leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. In order to ensure continued compliance with safety standards, the Coast Guard will be indefinitely increasing inspections across the entire New York Waterway fleet. “The safety of the...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter on Miami River

Coast Guard halts illegal charter on Miami River
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach crewmembers board the 49-foot pleasure craft, Natalie, on the Miami River in Florida, Dec. 7, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayisha Loya. MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 49-foot pleasure craft, Natalie, with 16 people aboard Saturday on the Miami River. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard lifts safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard lifts safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has lifted the safety zone in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday afternoon. Westbound only traffic is permitted Sunday from mile marker 510 through mile marker 512. Beginning Monday morning both eastbound and westbound traffic may transit from mile marker 510 through mile marker 512: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas — The Coast Guard has established a safety zone due to multiple vessel groundings that occurred in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that a tug began taking on water in one of the two barges it was towing. An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zone on section of Cape Fear River

Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zone on section of Cape Fear River
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone on a section of the Cape Fear River after a boat became submerged, blocking the channel, Thursday evening. The zone is projected to be enforced until December 9th at 6 p.m. or whenever the submerged boat can be salvaged. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone on a section of the Cape Fear River after a boat...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along California coast
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to prepare for high winds and seas forecasted for the California coast starting Tuesday afternoon. Some areas are expected to see gale-force winds at 50 mph and up to 35-foot breaking surf. “The last thing we want to happen over the holiday...

Coast Guard suspends operations of multiple New York ferries

Coast Guard suspends operations of multiple New York ferries
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard ordered 23 New York Waterway ferries to suspend service over the last week after a series of inspections found the vessels to be operationally unfit. Coast Guard Sector New York marine inspectors determined the 23 ferries had damage or discrepancies significant enough to warrant suspension of operations. So far, two of those vessels have been reinspected and returned...

Coast Guard responds to tugboat allision with Old Bonner Bridge

Coast Guard responds to tugboat allision with Old Bonner Bridge
OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard responded to the allision of the tugboat Miss Bonnie with the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, Sunday morning. The Coast Guard received the report of the allision from a good Samaritan at approximately 11:09 a.m.. The tugboat is currently semi-submerged, leaning up against the Old Bonner Bridge. All eight people aboard the tugboat returned to shore safely and...

Coast Guard seeks public comment regarding California bar entrances

Coast Guard seeks public comment regarding California bar entrances
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard initiated a public comment period Thursday pertaining to proposed safety requirements at several bar entrances in central and northern California. Regulated Navigation Areas are being proposed for the harbor bar entrances to Crescent City Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River and Morro Bay. The proposed regulation would create additional safety requirements for recreational...