Coast Guard to conduct training exercise on Patapsco River, Maryland

Coast Guard to conduct training exercise on Patapsco River, Maryland
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a training exercise south of the Francis Scott Key Bridge off of Fort Howard on the Patapsco River in Maryland from approximately 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., tonight. The exercise will include helicopter operations, boat tactics and firing of simulated rounds. Boaters are urged to use caution while transitioning through the training area. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard enforces security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard enforces security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Sector Miami MIAMI — The Coast Guard is enforcing security zones periodically between November and February near the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach. The security zone is necessary for the security of persons under the protection of the U.S. Secret Service,...

Coast Guard, Navy working together during USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

Coast Guard, Navy working together during USNS Comfort Deployment 2019
The Coast Guard Cutters Margaret Norvell and Kathleen Moore crews provide force protection and enforce a 500-yard security zone around the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — Coast Guard cutters are assisting the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in November during its medical assistance mission in Haiti, the last stop of a deployment...

Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa

Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa
HONOLULU — Following a five-month stay in the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, the 580-foot motor vessel Wise Honest, a 17,061-ton, single-hull bulk carrier ship connected to U.S. sanctions violations departed under tow Monday. This action comes after an investigation by the Department of Justice and the sale of the ship in a Southern District of New York Federal Court-directed auction. The Coast...

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky
NEWPORT, KENTUCKY – In an effort to maintain maritime security readiness, local, state and federal agencies will conduct multiple boat drills on the Ohio River October 7 & 8, from 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. daily. The purpose of these drills is to enhance safety and security for both law enforcement, and fire and rescue agency personnel who may respond to a potential maritime security incident...

Coast Guard, partner agencies team up for mass casualty exercise

Coast Guard, partner agencies team up for mass casualty exercise
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, alongside state and local agencies, are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill Saturday at the Washington State Ferries Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bainbridge Island residents and community members around the facility and surrounding waterway should expect a large number of first responders, equipment, sirens, and simulated...

Coast Guard to conduct training with blank rounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Coast Guard to conduct training with blank rounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard boat crews will be shooting blank rounds from their guns while conducting tactical training near Craney Island Friday, just north of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. The Coast Guard has issued a notice to mariners to make them aware of rapid boat maneuvers and gun shots that may be...

Coast Guard unit exercise on Hood Canal, Wash. rescheduled for Thursday

Coast Guard unit exercise on Hood Canal, Wash. rescheduled for Thursday
Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit – Bangor conducts operations along the Hood Canal aboard a 64 foot, Special Purpose Craft-Screening Vessel (SPC-SV). (U.S. Navy file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor is scheduled to conduct an exercise Thursday on Dabob Bay in the vicinity of the Hood Canal...

Coast Guard to conduct exercise on Hood Canal, Wash.

Coast Guard to conduct exercise on Hood Canal, Wash.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor conducts routine operations along the Hood Canal aboard a 64 foot, Special Purpose Craft-Screening Vessel (SPC-SV). (U.S. Navy file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada) SEATTLE – Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor is scheduled to conduct an exercise Wednesday on Dabob Bay in the...