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...

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 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 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...

Federal Agencies Seek New Steward for Boston Light

Federal Agencies Seek New Steward for Boston Light
Beams of light radiate across the night sky from Boston Light in Boston Harbor.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration, has initiated the process to transfer stewardship of Light Station Boston, commonly known as Boston Light, under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation...

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) sits at anchor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Emily E. Torsney. NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Built to guide mariners through safe waters, the Valiant Rock Lighted  Whistle Buoy 11 was dangerously adrift in the Long Island Sound. When ferry operators traveling between Orient Point and Fishers Island, New York, first reported the buoy off station on Jan. 17, the...

Legacy of Light: New Dungeness Light guides northwest mariners

Legacy of Light: New Dungeness Light guides northwest mariners
The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEQUIM, Washington – The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners around the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857. The storied beacon has welcomed mariners into the Puget Sound since it was first lit on Dec. 14, 1857, more than 30 years...