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...

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms
The Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center leverage more than 70 years of combined Aids to Navigation experience to maintain weather buoys on navigable waterways around the country. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – A team of U.S. Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center helps to maintain a nation-wide network of data collecting weather buoys. Five...

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...