Coast Guard to provide boating safety information in Pascagoula

Coast Guard to provide boating safety information in Pascagoula
NEW ORLEANS — Members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to participate Saturday in the first National Maritime Day in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The event is free and open to the public and media. A Coast Guard boat will be on display, and there will be interactive boating safety demonstrations. Members of the public will be able to speak with Coast Guard personnel about boating...

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2021, May 22-28, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives on the water. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Coast Guard urges cold water safety following May fatalities

Coast Guard urges cold water safety following May fatalities
BOSTON — The Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following five fatalities across the First Coast Guard District within the month of May. The Northeast had 30 recreational boating fatalities in 2019, and 50 in 2020. There have been five fatalities within the first two weeks of May alone. While the weather may be heating up, the water temperatures are dangerously low in the 50s and don’t...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Seminole Boat Ramp

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Seminole Boat Ramp
A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Sand Key halted an illegal passenger-for-hire operation with seven passengers and one non-credentialed mariner, May 16, 2021 in the vicinity of Seminole Boat Ramp.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Coast Guard Station Sand Key law enforcement team terminated an illegal charter Sunday, near Seminole Boat Ramp. The 18-foot vessel had seven...

Unified Command tows ship to Port of Oakland

Unified Command tows ship to Port of Oakland
The NYK Delphinus arrived at Oakland Terminal Berth 22 at approximately 7 p.m., Monday. (Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO – The Unified Command coordinated the safe transfer of a container ship 35 miles west of Point Reyes to the Port of Oakland, Monday. The NYK Delphinus arrived at Oakland Terminal Berth 22 at approximately 7 p.m., Monday. Marine surveyors and a marine chemist boarded the...

Mariners advised of search and rescue exercise off N.C. coast

Mariners advised of search and rescue exercise off N.C. coast
File photo of a joint-service search and rescue exercise, October 22, 2020, near Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Timothy Eason CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy, the Marines and the Air Force will be conducting a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Cape Lookout on Tuesday, or if impacted by inclement weather, on Thursday. Mariners are advised to...

Coast Guard cautions public concerning illegal charters in Virginia

Coast Guard cautions public concerning illegal charters in Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — As we head into the warmer months and more people head out onto the water, officials at Coast Guard Sector Virginia encourages the public to be informed and ask questions when chartering a vessel. Illegal charter operations and unlicensed operators are a risk to the passengers and other boaters. “It is critical that the public immediately report signs of illegal charter operations...

Unified Command begins transit of container ship to Port of Oakland

Unified Command begins transit of container ship to Port of Oakland
The motor vessel NYK Delphinus contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders May 14, 2021, reporting an engine fire aboard the ship approximately 50 miles west of Monterey, Calif.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Unified Command is coordinating the safe transit of a container ship 80 miles southwest of Big Sur to the Port of Oakland, Sunday. The NYK Delphinus crew reported...

Coast Guard lifts river restriction on Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge

Coast Guard lifts river restriction on Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard lifted the waterway restriction from mile marker 736 to mile marker 737 on the Mississippi River, Friday, in the vicinity of the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee. The waterway is now open without restriction to all vessel traffic. As of Friday, there were 62 vessels and 1,058 barges in queue. “Based on information provided to us by the Tennessee Department of...