Coast Guard urges mariners to avoid Lake Tahoe waters until wildfires subside

Coast Guard urges mariners to avoid Lake Tahoe waters until wildfires subside
25-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging mariners to avoid all recreational activities on the waters of Lake Tahoe until the wildfires have subsided. The availability of Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe boat crews and other emergency first responders on the water may be significantly...

Coast Guard targeting illegal charters in Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard targeting illegal charters in Hawaiian Islands
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) crew patrols off the coast of Maui. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Operation Kapena Kohole brings Coast Guard and NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement partners together to curtail illegal boat charters within the Hawaiian Islands throughout the month of September. The Coast Guard is dedicated to the...

Coast Guard implements safety initiative for small passenger vessels in California

Coast Guard implements safety initiative for small passenger vessels in California
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego inspection team conducts an enhanced underway inspection on a small passenger vessel in the San Diego Bay.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard personnel throughout the Eleventh Coast Guard District have implemented an initiative that enhances underway presence and improves safety aboard small passenger vessels operating off the California coast. The...

Coast Guard works to reopen ports, waterways following Hurricane Ida

Coast Guard works to reopen ports, waterways following Hurricane Ida
Capt. Will Watson, Coast Guard captain-of-the-port for the Port of New Orleans, details how the Coast Guard is working in close coordination with federal, state, parish, city and maritime stakeholders to safely reopen maritime traffic along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Sept. 2, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (U.S. Coast Guard video capture)NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard monitoring Noble Globetrotter II near Grand Isle, La.

Coast Guard monitoring Noble Globetrotter II near Grand Isle, La.
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a vessel that reportedly sustained damage during Hurricane Ida. During the storm, the Coast Guard received a report that the vessel had sustained damage. Members of the Coast Guard’s Eighth District Outer Continental Shelf division have been in contact with both the master of the Noble Globetrotter II and Noble Corporation since Sunday to determine...

Coast Guard assets ready to respond to Hurricane Ida

Coast Guard assets ready to respond to Hurricane Ida
U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans crews prepare to relocate shallow-water response boats to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 28, 2021, ahead of Hurricane Ida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Liz Uitdenhowen) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is pre-staging response assets Saturday and established an area command in preparation for Hurricane Ida. Coast Guard assets across the region were...

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for hurricane threat along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for hurricane threat along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare Thursday for the arrival of a hurricane threat throughout the Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard is advising the boating public to prepare now as hurricane winds, degraded sea conditions and rainfall can impact areas well ahead of the storm. “As we collectively prepare for this potential hurricane threat, we would ask that the boating public...

Coast Guard reopens all maritime ports within the Northeast

Coast Guard reopens all maritime ports within the Northeast
The Coast Guard Captains of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) BOSTON — Coast Guard Captains of the Port have reopened the area’s maritime ports, following the passing of Tropical Storm Henri. All ports within the New York, and New Jersey, were reopened without restrictions at 5 p.m., Sunday. All ports within the entire Long Island, and Long Island Sound...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for New York, New Jersey and Long Island Sound

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for New York, New Jersey and Long Island Sound
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Yankee. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard Captains of the Ports (COTP) has set Port Condition YANKEE for the Ports of New York, New Jersey and Long Island Sound, due to the expectation of gale force winds from Tropical Storm Henri expected to arrive within 24 hours. Mariners are advised that the COTP...