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...

Coast Guard conducting Potomac River waterway analysis with public feedback

Coast Guard conducting Potomac River waterway analysis with public feedback
BALTIMORE — 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 maritime efficiency in the area. The review focuses on the area’s aids to navigation system, waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency...

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Channel surveys in 2019 show water depths in Carolina Beach Inlet channel are less than four feet in some areas, prompting the Coast Guard to remove aids to navigation that may mislead mariners. On April 1, 2019, the Coast Guard will begin to temporarily discontinue 10 navigational aids in the inlet. The Army Corps of Engineers provided recent surveys, which expose significant...

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’
Petty Officer 1st Class John Sherwood, Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Cote, and Fireman Harley Satara from Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco stand beside Alcatraz Lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Marcelino Ortiz. Story by Walter Ham The Alcatraz Lighthouse not only guides mariners through the San Francisco Bay but also welcomes tourists to the island that used to house...

Coast Guard buoy tender conducts seasonal buoy swaps on Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard buoy tender conducts seasonal buoy swaps on Chesapeake Bay
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Stephen Diggs, assisted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Amato attach security chains following the recovery of a summer buoy, on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin crew is replacing the summer buoys with seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake...

Coast Guard cutter returns to homeport after Hurricane Michael relief mission

Coast Guard cutter returns to homeport after Hurricane Michael relief mission
Coast Guard crew members from Station Panama City and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vice, a 75-foot Class Inland Construction Tender assist Panama City residents after the wake of Hurricane Michael, Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018.During relief efforts, Coast Guard crews collected data on damages, assisted community members and addressed concerns with aids to navigation caused by Hurricane Michael along...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Willapa Bay waterways analysis study

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Willapa Bay waterways analysis study
WILLAPA BAY, Wash. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Willapa 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 present ATON system, marine...

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew reset buoys off the coast of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Friday. Coast...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...