Coast Guard seeks comment on discontinuing buoy in Beaufort

Coast Guard seeks comment on discontinuing buoy in Beaufort
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment and input from mariners regarding a proposal to discontinue the Beaufort Inlet Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy that recently sank in Beaufort, North Carolina. Interested mariners and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. Feedback may be submitted electronically...

Cutter Willow completes aids to navigation mission in Puerto Rico

Cutter Willow completes aids to navigation mission in Puerto Rico
Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Wassylenko, Coast Guard Cutter Willow buoy deck supervisor (wearing yellow safety hardhat in photo), prepares to set a relief hull in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico Oct. 9, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Willow completed its scheduled aids to navigation service mission around Puerto Rico port and navigable waterways Sunday During...

Coast Guard awards River Buoy, Inland Construction Tender contract

Coast Guard awards River Buoy, Inland Construction Tender contract
Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Seal. WASHINGTON – On Oct. 5, 2022, the Coast Guard Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program awarded Birdon America, Inc. of Denver, Colo., an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity firm fixed price contract with economic price adjustments for the detail design and construction of its river buoy and inland construction tenders. The initial award is worth $28.49...

Coast Guard rebuilds Current Rock and Steven Cay lights

Coast Guard rebuilds Current Rock and Steven Cay lights
Coast Guard Sector San Juan’s Aids to Navigation Team completes rebuild project of the Current Rock and Steven Cay (in photo) navigation lights in the U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 22, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard Sector San Juan’s Aids to Navigation Team completed a rebuild project for the Current Rock and Steven Cay navigation lights in the U.S....

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy
The Coast Guard Cutter William Tate’s crew sets the historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy in the Patapsco River May 25, 2022, near the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno) BALTIMORE — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate (WLM 560) set the historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy Wednesday in the Patapsco River...

Coast Guard to set historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy Wednesday

Coast Guard to set historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy Wednesday
Crewmembers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, render a salute after setting the Francis Scott Key buoy in Baltimore, Md., June 6, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter William Tate’s crew is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy, Wednesday,...

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, has been established in Hatteras Inlet by Coast Guard Sector North Carolina allowing unimpeded vessel traffic offshore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge, Merritt, finished a two-week dredging project in Hatteras Inlet on May 6 to create the new waterway. On March 22, 2022 the Coast Guard issued a safety notice to mariners...

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper completes AtoN mission across the Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper completes AtoN mission across the Hawaiian Islands
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper concluded a successful weeklong aids to navigation maintenance and discrepancy response operation throughout the Hawaiian Islands Nov. 23, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Chris Bokum) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB 201) concluded a successful weeklong aids to navigation maintenance and discrepancy response operation...

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...