Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address Tuesday. During this period, security zone enforcement may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis Scott Key Bridge, south between the Virginia...

Coast Guard suspends its response to Anacostia River

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard has suspended its response to the Anacostia River Monday, based on initial lab results that conclude the reported spill is not petroleum-based or hazardous material. “We believe, based on the initial lab results as well as expert analysis of the results, that it is not a threat to public safety or the environment,” said Lt. Cmdr. Randall Brown, the chief of...

Coast Guard and local agencies continue response to unknown substance in Anacostia River

BALTIMORE — An overflight by a U.S. Park Police aircrew and a District Department of the Environment official along the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., located an unknown substance in the river, Wednesday. Members from the Coast Guard, the DDOE, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia Fire Department and the U.S. Park Service...