Coast Guard responds to barge fire in Delaware Bay

Coast Guard responds to barge fire in Delaware Bay
BOWERS, Del. — The Coast Guard and local fire agencies are responding to a barge fire approximately 9 miles south of Port Mahon, Monday. Watchstanders at the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received a call at approximately 1 a.m. reporting a barge on fire in the Delaware River. The barge was reportedly carrying household appliances for scrap. The Coast Guard launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Houston

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Houston
Houston Police Department personnel arrest the captain of an illegal charter operation as part of a Coast Guard and partner agency joint operation and investigation on Clear Lake in Kemah, Texas, May 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, Coast Guard Station Houston, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Harris County...

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams
Each checked vessel will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary decal – valid through the end of the year – which signify that the vessel is in compliance with federal and state boating laws, and properly equipped with safety gear. It also informs other boating law-enforcement agencies that the vessel has been checked. FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary...

Coast Guard urges boating safety this summer

Coast Guard urges boating safety this summer
EATTLE — The Coast Guard urges boaters to be ready this National Safe Boating Week as summer nears the Pacific Northwest. This year National Safe Boating Week takes place Saturday through May 27. National Safe Boating Week promotes safe boating practices for recreational boaters in order to reduce preventable accidents and deaths. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to become safer, always ready boaters...

Coast Guard to hold Water Safety Fair in Sausalito

Coast Guard to hold Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate lifeboat crews conduct surf training in Sausalito, Calif. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a free, public Water Safety Fair at Station Golden Gate at 10 a.m., Saturday. The event, which kicks off National Safe Boating Week, will give the...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to Host Two Safe Boating Events in Chicago area

Coast Guard Auxiliary to Host Two Safe Boating Events in Chicago area
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard Auxiliary will host two safe boating events Saturday, May 21, 2022 to kick off National Safe Boating Week. The events will be held at Lisle Community Park and at Belmont Harbor Yacht Club, and both events are free and open to the public. Last year in Chicago, 16 people were killed in recreational boating accidents, representing an increase from previous years. With this...

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Columbia River for boat exhibition

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Columbia River for boat exhibition
Boundaries of the Safety Zone to be established on May 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Columbia River will establish a temporary safety zone east of the Interstate 5 bridge, to ensure safety of life and property during a boat exhibition event on the Columbia River Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The perimeter of the safety zone will extend...

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, has been established in Hatteras Inlet by Coast Guard Sector North Carolina allowing unimpeded vessel traffic offshore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge, Merritt, finished a two-week dredging project in Hatteras Inlet on May 6 to create the new waterway. On March 22, 2022 the Coast Guard issued a safety notice to mariners...

Coast Guard concludes investigation of safety zone violation

Coast Guard concludes investigation of safety zone violation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ─ The Coast Guard has concluded its investigation regarding the cruise ship Harmony of the Seas’ unauthorized entry into a safety zone established by the Captain of the Port of Jacksonville on January 30, 2022. The Coast Guard establishes and enforces safety zones in accordance with Title 46 U.S.C. § 70002 and 70036. When these zones are violated, the Coast Guard may pursue...