Coast Guard opens ports in Puerto Rico, responds to beached sailing vessel

Coast Guard opens ports in Puerto Rico, responds to beached sailing vessel
The 54-foot sailing vessel Grand Filou lays beached at Las Mareas in Guayama, Puerto Rico during the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias July 30, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard reopened all ports in Puerto Rico Friday following the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias, while a Coast Guard pollution team is responding to a beached sailing vessel at Las Mareas in Guayama, Puerto Rico. All maritime...

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season
A crew member with Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., inspects a spiny lobster during lobster mini season in 2013. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney. MIAMI — Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urge the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during spiny-lobster mini season, July 29-30. FWC officers will partner with Coast...

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Hurricane Hanna
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin aircrew conducts an overflight of areas impacted by Hurricane Hanna near Aransas Pass, Texas, July 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard conducted an overflight to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna near Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday. A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard, State agencies partner to protect marine life around Hawaii Island

Coast Guard, State agencies partner to protect marine life around Hawaii Island
Coast Guard and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement crews aboard a Coast Guard Cutter William Hart small boat patrol off Hawaii Island in June 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter William Hart) HONOLULU — Coast Guard and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement crews conducted joint patrols under Operation Nemo in the vicinity of Hawaii Island June 16 to 26. During the 10-day enforcement operation, crews visited...

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway
Aids to Navigation crews from Coast Guard ATON Station Cape May work to repair ATON structures in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Jun. 25, 2020.  U.S Coast Guard photo. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway in New Jersey while the Coast Guard makes repairs to aging navigational aids from late...

Coast Guard assists vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard assists vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska
The Coast Guard delivered dewatering equipment to 52-foot fishing vessel Stormie B after it ran aground and began taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska, June 18, 2020. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak arrived on scene at 3:11 p.m. and lowered dewatering equipment and a rescue swimmer. Stormie B crewmembers utilized the dewatering equipment to control flooding. U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River
The Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, homeported in Baltimore, set the Francis Scott Key memorial buoy in the Patapsco River, June 15, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Molle) BALTIMORE — The crew Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin set the Francis Scott Key memorial buoy on the Patapsco River, Monday morning. The specially designed star-spangled buoy marks...

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...

Coast Guard continues safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

Coast Guard continues safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
The crew of USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) work on West Pass Light 35 in May 2020 off Palau.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with U.S. Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of the Interior, provided further aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in late May and early June. “The exceptional...