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...

Coast Guard seeks participants in Safety Assessment on Corpus Christi Bay

Coast Guard seeks participants in Safety Assessment on Corpus Christi Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is soliciting for members of the public to participate in a Corpus Christi Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop in September. A PAWSA is a longstanding and proven process for formal public study that the Coast Guard has sponsored and led over 50 times nationwide since 1999. It’s a joint effort involving waterway users, stakeholders, and agencies to focus...

Coast Guard conducts simulated active shooter exercise on Ohio Valley Sternwheeler

Coast Guard conducts simulated active shooter exercise on Ohio Valley Sternwheeler
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington, local agencies, and key port partners participated in a simulated underway active shooter response exercise, May 20, 2019. MARIETTA, Ohio – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington, local agencies, and key port partners participated in an underway active shooter response exercise, Monday. Nearly 40 members of the river community, including officers from...

Waterway restrictions in place for Blue Angels air show in Annapolis this week

Waterway restrictions in place for Blue Angels air show in Annapolis this week
Petty Officer 1st Class Warren Wilson and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kennan Kayser, crew members on the Coast Guard Cutter Chock, survey the scene while enforcing a safety zone at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, May 22, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Tuesday and Wednesday...