Coast Guard continues to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Coast Guard continues to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Brandon Sulfridge monitors salvage operations for a sunken commercial vessel Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Moreno) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to impacts to the waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana Saturday, post-Hurricane Ida. In...

Coast Guard holds lighthouse rededication ceremony in San Diego

Coast Guard holds lighthouse rededication ceremony in San Diego
The Coast Guard holds a rededication ceremony at the New Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego, August 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard held a rededication ceremony Friday at the New Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego. The rededication is the official recognition of the light station’s service career and honors its history as...

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River in Baltimore

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River in Baltimore
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, home-ported in Baltimore, salutes the Francis Scott Key buoy after its seasonal launch in the Patapsco River, Baltimore, June 10, 2021.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin set the Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy on the Patapsco River on Thursday. The specially...

Coast Guard to changes to aids near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island, NC

Coast Guard  to changes to aids near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Around the second week of June, the Coast Guard plans to change 25 aids to navigation (ATON) near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island. The intent of the changes is to make the lateral aids more readily comply with the “Red, Right, Returning” direction of travel in an area where there are several converging channels from sea and around various barrier islands. The waterways...

Coast Guard Cutter Willow services Aids to Navigation in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Willow services Aids to Navigation in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Willow servicing Aids to Navigation buoys in Puerto Rico May 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Willow completed a twelve-day mission Wednesday servicing 23 critical aids to navigation (AToN) across eight maritime ports in Puerto Rico. The crew of the cutter Willow serviced AToN in the ports of San Juan, Mayaguez, Tallaboa, Ponce,...

Coast Guard lights LED upgrade to Oak Island Lighthouse, N.C.

Coast Guard lights LED upgrade to Oak Island Lighthouse, N.C.
The Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak IslandLighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C., Dec. 7, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C., Monday. This upgrade is the Coast Guard’s first LED-based rotating beacon for an active aid to navigation...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on shallow draft waterway navigation system

Coast Guard seeks public comment on shallow draft waterway navigation system
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make navigable waterways of the United States safer and more efficient. Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide comments or feedback via the tool posted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ShallowWaterWAMS....

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hatchet arrived on scene to Sabine-Neches Canal O Range Rear Light, Monday, and discovered a tower toppled over into the surrounding water.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to conduct aids to navigation correction and channel assessment operations, following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and...

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived on scene in the vicinity of Calcasieu Channel on August 28, 2020, to begin post-storm assessment following Hurricane Laura and found all aids off station.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing their response operations following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas. Multiple...