Unified Command & Joint Information Center established for St. Simons Sound Incident

Unified Command & Joint Information Center established for St. Simons Sound Incident
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Unified Command and Joint Information Center (JIC) have been established for the cargo vessel Golden Ray response and salvage efforts. The Unified Command consists of the U.S. Coast Guard, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Gallagher Marine Systems. Multiple federal, state, local and partner organizations are also assisting in the response. The Unified Command’s operational...

Coast Guard to close section of the Cape Fear River

Coast Guard to close section of the Cape Fear River
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is implementing a closure on the Cape Fear River, South of downtown Wilmington, while crews begin to permanently raise the power lines crossing the river this week. Closures during this first week of work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11 through Sept. 13. Additional days will be announced as the the project proceeds. Vessels with less than a 30-foot...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Miami

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Miami
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team board the 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, after a passenger injury was reported to Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders Sept. 7, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, with 13 passengers aboard Saturday near Miami Marine Stadium. Coast Guard Sector Miami...

Coast Guard Responds to Bonneville Lock closure

Coast Guard Responds to Bonneville Lock closure
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard is closely monitoring the impact on vessel traffic Monday due to the extended closure of a lock on the Columbia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers placed the Bonneville Navigation Lock out of service Friday after discovering a mechanical issue. The lock has been drained and inspected, and repairs to damaged concrete are still in progress. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Mariners, swimmers be warned the waters of New Jersey and Delaware are still dangerous

Mariners, swimmers be warned the waters of New Jersey and Delaware are still dangerous
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard warns mariners and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states even as Hurricane Dorian makes its way away from the East Coast. Beachgoers along Hurricane Dorian’s path should stay out of the water, extremely careful on the beaches, and heed all safety messages from local authorities. Recreational and commercial mariners are advised to put safety first and operate...

Hurricane Dorian response efforts continue

Hurricane Dorian response efforts continue
Damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations continue in support of the Bahamas. As of Friday at 9 a.m.: Coast Guard crews have rescued 205...

Coast Guard begins assessments reopens Port of Savannah with restrictions

Coast Guard begins assessments reopens Port of Savannah with restrictions
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Brunswick, GA assess aids to navigation in the Brunswick River following Hurricane Dorian Sept. 5, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin Irwin CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Port of Savannah is now open with a 36-foot draft restriction and the Ports of Brunswick and Charleston remain closed to commercial operations. The Coast Guard and port...

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Dorian impacts in North Carolina and Virginia

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Dorian impacts in North Carolina and Virginia
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter sits at Air Station Elizabeth City in preparation for Hurricane Dorian Response, Sept. 5, 2019.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as it impacts the East Coast, Thursday. There are two shallow water rescue boat teams staged in North Carolina...

Coast Guard issues cautions for vessels transiting to the Bahamas

Coast Guard issues cautions for vessels transiting to the Bahamas
MIAMI — For their safety, the Coast Guard advises mariners to not attempt voyages into the Northern Bahamas until further notice due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian. The Government of the Bahamas is currently assessing its northern ports and harbors to determine if they are safe to enter. There is high risk of debris in the water, sunken vessels, and destroyed or missing aids to navigation...