Coast Guard continues to respond to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River

Coast Guard continues to respond to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River
The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, continue their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley/Released) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing...

Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018

Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After responding to over 700 false alerts in 2018, the Coast Guard is urging anyone with an emergency position indicating radio beacon to properly register their device. An EPIRB is a device that transmits a distress signal to a satellite system called Cospas-Sarsat. The satellites relay the signal to a network of ground units...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa Bay to ship traffic after heavy fog closed bay

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa Bay to ship traffic after heavy fog closed bay
TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard reopened all Port of Tampa zones Sunday allowing ship traffic to move in and out of the port. The port reopened approximately 11 a.m. Sunday when visibility increased to 2 nautical miles. The Coast Guard closed the Port of Tampa Bay due to dense fog that reduced visibility to under 1 mile for much of the day Saturday. Several cruise ships and other vessels were prevented...

Response to tug and barge accident on Ohio River continues

Response to tug and barge accident on Ohio River continues
The Coast Guard continues their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky,...

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River
The Coast Guard continues their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, December 28, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky,...

Coast Guard readies commercial fishermen for safe crab season

Coast Guard readies commercial fishermen for safe crab season
Mike Rudolph (yellow gloves), a fishing vessel safety examiner from the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit Portland, teaches students how to move around more efficiently in their survival suits during an 18-hour drill conductor’s course in Newport, Oregon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel have worked with many members...

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday. The Coast Guard reopened the Ohio River to all vessel traffic from Twelve Mile Island to McAlpine Lock and Dam. Traffic movement is currently only permitted during daylight...

Coast Guard responds to disabled tanker off Queens, N.Y.

Coast Guard responds to disabled tanker off Queens, N.Y.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is coordinating the response to a disabled 479-foot tanker that suffered an engine room fire as it began to depart the New York Harbor area, Wednesday night. The asphalt carrier Amber Bay with 22 crew aboard had a fire ignite in the engine room shortly before 8:00 p.m. The crew was able...

Coast Guard urges caution along Southern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution along Southern California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions. Coast Guard file photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard strongly encourages mariners to prepare for high surf conditions to impact the Southern California region Monday through Tuesday evening. The heavy weather is expected to cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions off the coast of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The...