Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana, to vessel traffic after salvage operations were completed, Friday. “We have been grateful for the patience, understanding, and cooperative spirit of our industry partners as we all work to resolve this unfortunate event as quickly as possible,” said Cmdr. Heather Mattern, commanding officer, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations as ICW remains closed

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations as ICW remains closed
The Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage operations Thursday involving the rock barge, ACL 01700, which sank after a grounding on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Mile Marker 99 in Berwick, Louisiana. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage operations Thursday involving the rock barge, ACL 01700, which sank...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard establishes safety zone near Corpus Christi, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The Coast Guard has established a safety zone Tuesday southeast of San Jose Island near Corpus Christi, Texas, to facilitate the salvage of six tank barges located on the southeastern side of the island. The safety zone will remain in effect from Feb. 3, 2020 until March 10, 2020 during daylight hours. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized...

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City’s marine inspections team and investigations team respond to a report of a towing vessel that ran aground on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 99, near Berwick, Louisiana, February 3, 2020. The towing vessel company has hired a salvage company to assist the salvage of the barge. (Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast...

Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region

Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise caution on ice throughout the entire Great Lakes region. Current ice conditions on the Great Lakes are far below the seasonal average. The combination of open water, unstable ice formation and areas of relatively weak ice may create hazardous conditions for recreational users. The public is advised to use caution when deciding to venture...

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for heavy sea conditions and high winds, which are expected to impact the Central and Southern California Coast through Monday. Sunday’s weather conditions for the inner waters in the vicinity of metro Los Angeles include wind speeds reaching...

Coast Guard completes Pappy’s Pride response operations near Galveston

Coast Guard completes Pappy's Pride response operations near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has completed response operations with the fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride near Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. The Pappy’s Pride has been removed from the edge of Galveston Bay Entrance Channel and no longer poses a hazard to navigation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now the lead federal agency involved in the response and salvage operations. “Safety has...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to enforce safety for Gasparilla Parade

Coast Guard, partner agencies to enforce safety for Gasparilla Parade
A graphic depicts the safety zone during the Jose Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic provided by Sector St. Petersburg) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and partner agencies will be enforcing a safety zone for the Gasparilla Parade in Tampa Bay from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., January 25, 2020. All boaters must stay 50-feet from parade...

Coast Guard reminds mariners of hazardous bar conditions in Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard reminds mariners of hazardous bar conditions in Pacific Northwest
Coast Guard crew members aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Triumph take a moment to discuss the actions taken during a previously conducted man overboard drill in Yaquina Bay, Ore. SEATTLE – The Coast Guard advises all mariners of the dangers related to crossing hazardous bars in the Pacific Northwest. Recent incidents have highlighted the challenges of attempting to cross waterway bars in heavy...