U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
Members of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia stand for a photo with representatives of the Palau Ministry of Transportation May 5, 2019, off Palau. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of Interior, provided aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in early May...

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Point Lighthouse, the last active screw-pile lighthouse, sits on its original foundation on the Chesapeake Bay, May 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter T. Ham IV) ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S....

Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway

Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the condition of a stretch of the Potomac River before the comment period ends Monday. Potomac user survey here.pdf Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System review of the Upper Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., from April through June 2019, to improve...

Coast Guard mitigates navigational risks in Carolina Beach Inlet, NC

Coast Guard mitigates navigational risks in Carolina Beach Inlet, NC
Two crew members of Coast Guard Cutter Bayberry, a 65-foot inland buoy tender homeported in Oak Island, North Carolina, prepare to drop a buoy in Carolina Beach Inlet in Federal Point, North Carolina, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Herman) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and New Hanover County are working to together to mitigate...

Coast Guard continues efforts to maintain safe navigation in Humboldt Bay Entrance

Coast Guard continues efforts to maintain safe navigation in Humboldt Bay Entrance
Coast Guard Cutter Aspen crew reestablishes a buoy while conducting Aid to Navigation operations off the coast of Humboldt Bay.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A San Francisco-based Coast Guard buoy tender traveled to Humboldt Bay Tuesday to recover displaced aids-to-navigation and attempted to restore missing navigational aids to assist mariners in transiting...

Coast Guard announces change to fog sound signal at Coquille River entrance

Coast Guard announces change to fog sound signal at Coquille River entrance
Coquille River Jetty file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. BANDON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is planning to change the fog sound signal at Coquille River South Jetty Light 8 from a continuously sounding signal to an on-demand signal. The fog sound signal, an aids to navigation to warn mariners of the location of the southern jetty during periods of reduced visibility, is used by mariners transiting...

Coast Guard employs drone to inspect new ATON structures

Coast Guard employs drone to inspect new ATON structures
Civil Engineering Unit Providence captures an aerial image during a new ATON inspection of the Duck Island fixed channel marker near New Haven, Connecticut. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kieron McCarthy. NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Providence, Rhode Island, piloted a short range Unmanned Aerial System to inspect the construction of new Aids to Navigation structures. In...

Coast Guard urges caution for boaters transiting ICW between Barnegat and Cape May NJ

Coast Guard urges caution for boaters transiting ICW between Barnegat and Cape May NJ
PHILADELPHIA – As the boating season draws near, the Coast Guard would like to remind boaters and mariners to exercise caution while transiting the Intracoastal Waterway between Barnegat and Cape May, New Jersey. Twenty aids to navigation pylons, that were damaged by winter ice, have been marked with wreck buoys to alert mariners to their presence below the water’s surface. Boaters are reminded...

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

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Tillamook Bay, seeks public comment
GARIBALDI, Wash. — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Tillamook Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) 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...