Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Santos, with the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, operates the cutter’s small boat alongside the fishing vessel Tenisha Rose in Sitka Sound, Alaska, during a commercial fishing vessel safety inspection March 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Lindsay Wheeler. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard investigators and inspectors have identified a concerning trend in...

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway
Aids to Navigation crews from Coast Guard ATON Station Cape May work to repair ATON structures in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Jun. 25, 2020.  U.S Coast Guard photo. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway in New Jersey while the Coast Guard makes repairs to aging navigational aids from late...

Coast Guard inspectors back from Bristol Bay in support of salmon season

Coast Guard inspectors back from Bristol Bay in support of salmon season
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Para Upchurch inspects a survival suit as part of a commercial fishing vessel safety exam for the Miss Avena in Levelock, Alaska, June 16, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard inspectors returned to Anchorage Friday after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support of the...

Coast Guard, continues response to containers lost off Hilo, Hawaii

Coast Guard, continues response to containers lost off Hilo, Hawaii
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a report of containers lost from the barge Ho Omaka Hou inbound to Hilo Harbor on Monday. A Cates Marine salvage team hired by the shipping company continues to search for and locate missing containers. Two containers have been successfully towed and secured in Hilo Harbor. Another two containers are located and marked. Cates Marine personnel...

Coast Guard responds to report of overboard containers near Hilo

Coast Guard responds to report of overboard containers near Hilo
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of lost cargo from the barge Ho Omaka Hou as the tug Hoku Loa, and their barge, was transiting to Hilo Harbor on Monday. The Coast Guard is investigating the incident, and Young Brothers is working with a salvage team to locate and recover as many containers...

Distress calls, rescues pick up over holiday weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Distress calls, rescues pick up over holiday weekend in Mid-Atlantic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Father’s Day weekend, and as the summer boating season ramps up, Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a high number of emergencies from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in three medical evacuations, responded to six disabled vessels, five vessels taking on water, two vessels aground,...

Coast Guard urges boating safety in Marine Area 4 of Neah Bay

Coast Guard urges boating safety in Marine Area 4 of Neah Bay
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard advises boaters planning to fish the waters of Marine Area 4 in Neah Bay to take extra safety considerations. Fishing in the area will reopen this Saturday. The Makah Reservation, including marinas and all services, remain closed to visitors. The town of Neah Bay on the Makah Reservation represents the primary direct boat access to Marine Area 4, and as a result, those fishing...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Burnside Bridge in Portland

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Burnside Bridge in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has received a request for a Preliminary Navigation Determination from Multnomah County in preparation for compiling a Coast Guard bridge permit application for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project (EQRB). This public notice corrects inaccurate information contained in PN 08-19 dated Dec. 11, 2019. In summary, PN 08-19 inaccurately...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew terminated the voyage of the Momentum 2 for multiple safety violations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Martinez) MIAMI—The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 42-foot pleasure craft, Momentum 2, with 31 people aboard, Saturday, in the vicinity of Miami Marine Stadium. While on...