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...

Coast Guard, city officials to hold active shooter drill

Coast Guard, city officials to hold active shooter drill
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and local officials are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill at the Port of New Orleans Cruise Terminal from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday. Residents and community members around the New Orleans cruise terminal should expect large numbers of public safety personnel, equipment, sirens and simulated gunfire. This is a test of staff and equipment and...

Coast Guard, partner agencies complete port safety exercise in Savannah

Coast Guard, partner agencies complete port safety exercise in Savannah
Coast Guard and partner agency crews participated in the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program (AMSTEP) in Savannah, July 24, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Clayton. SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard and partner agency crews completed the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program (AMSTEP) Wednesday in Savannah. The exercise consisted of 25 federal,...

Meetings scheduled for proposed adjustment to the San Juan Harbor Safety Zone

Meetings scheduled for proposed adjustment to the San Juan Harbor Safety Zone
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan and New Fortress Energy will be hosting public meetings Friday for the general public to provide comments regarding the proposed adjustment to the current San Juan Harbor Safety Zone established under Title 33 CFR Part 165.754. The proposed adjustment is intended to address the operation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers and add a new...