Coast Guard monitors increased oil tanker presence off SoCal coast

Coast Guard monitors increased oil tanker presence off SoCal coast
Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal patrols the coast of Southern California, April 23, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Aidan Cooney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard is monitoring the increased presence of oil tanker vessels near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Thursday. There were 27 tanker vessels off the coast of Southern California Thursday afternoon. The...

Coast Guard establishes security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard establishes security zone for State of the Union address
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The security zone will be in effect from noon until 11:59 p.m., which will limit or prohibit navigation...

Coast Guard to provide security for 2020 NCAA championship game

Coast Guard to provide security for 2020 NCAA championship game
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to assist local law enforcement and provide security for the 2020 college football playoff national championship game in New Orleans, January 11-13. The Coast Guard will have land units and K9 teams patrolling ferry terminals and levees, and afloat units will patrol the waterways to enforce safety zones and provide waterway security. Coast Guard Sector New...

Port of New York and New Jersey stakeholders to enhance maritime cyber security

Port of New York and New Jersey stakeholders to enhance maritime cyber security
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard, along with members of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) for the Port of New York and New Jersey, have collaborated to implement an innovative framework to enhance maritime cyber security and port resilience – one of the most challenging security issues facing the global Marine Transportation System (MTS). Recent cyber attacks have significantly impacted...

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...