Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment
NEWPORT, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking pubic comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Yaquina Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of existing aids to navigation (ATON) systems, such as buoys and light structures. The system helps gain a better understanding of current waterway use and general safety issues. WAMS focuses...

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet
Past and present Smilax crewmembers come together aboard the 100-foot Coast Guard Cutter Nov. 1, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo FORT MACON, N.C. — The Coast Guard held a commemoration ceremony Friday morning in Fort Macon. The ceremony was attended by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Fifth District Commander, who commemorated the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax’s crews...

Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT

Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT
Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Northcott BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony establishing Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington as a stand alone unit, Friday in Burlington, Vermont. “We are separating the existing unit to standardize and allow our members to become experts in the traditional Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen maintains navigation aids in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen maintains navigation aids in the Pacific Northwest
The USCGC Aspen and crew finish placing a buoy marking the entrance to Tillamook Bay, Oregon, Aug. 17, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier. SEATTLE — Coast Guard members established missing aids to navigation and realigned the entrance to Tillamook Bay this week during an ongoing mission along the Pacific Northwest coast. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, a 225-foot seagoing...

Coast Guard hosts annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard hosts annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard 17th District personnel are scheduled to host the annual Buoy Tender Roundup Aug. 19-23. Crews of the Coast Guard cutters Kukui and Henry Blake, members from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West and the crew of the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett will participate in the five day event, which consists of training, maintenance...

Legacy of Light: Marblehead Light etched in Great Lakes history

Legacy of Light: Marblehead Light etched in Great Lakes history
The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the Great Lakes. U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Detroit keeps the 197-year-old light shining. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Story by Walter Ham MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Etching its place in history, the Marblehead Light is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. The limestone lighthouse, which has...

Coast Guard seeks public comments for waterways analysis of Yaquina Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard seeks public comments for waterways analysis of Yaquina Bay, Ore.
NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comments for a waterways analysis and management system review of Yaquina Bay by Oct. 1, 2019. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty...

Coast Guard buoy tender patrols remote waters around Alaska

Coast Guard buoy tender patrols remote waters around Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206), a Kodiak, Alaska-based 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, maintains buoys and beacons around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. KODIAK, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206) maintains buoys and beacons that guide mariners through some of the most remote and inhospitable waters in world. Known...

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on NJ Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on NJ Intracoastal Waterway
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway between Toms River and Cape May New Jersey, while the Coast Guard removes pylons and replaces them with seasonal buoys starting July 15th through mid-August. Boaters are requested to operate at a slow speed in the ICW while members of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation...