Coast Guard warns Chesapeake Bay boaters of floating debris

BALTIMORE — With recent heavy rains and the associated flooding, the Coast Guard is warning boaters about the debris hazards in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Mariners are cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and use extra vigilance while transiting through the bay. Debris such as logs, fallen trees and metal cylinders have washed into the bay and may pose a hazard to navigation. Some...

Money from fined cargo company helps Chesapeake Bay

On April 22, 2011, during Earth Month, millions of environmentally conscious volunteers did their part in the celebration of Earth Day by taking a day off work to help clean up the environment. Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, it is now coordinated globally...

Coast Guard warns boaters of illegal charter boats

BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Baltimore cautions passengers who pay to go fishing in the Chesapeake Bay during the 2011 fishing season to avoid boats that do not have licensed captains, and in some cases, have not been inspected by the Coast Guard. According to Coast Guard investigators, the number of vessels reported to be illegally charging to carry people has increased over the last two years...

Port condition Whiskey set for upper Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – In preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Earl, the Coast Guard in Baltimore has set port condition Whiskey for the Captain of the Port zone.

Coast Guard commences ice breaking in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard has commenced icebreaking operations in an effort to maintain safe and navigable waterways in and around the Port of Baltimore.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 10:46 a.m., Wednesday, for the kayaker that reportedly went missing Tuesday afternoon approximately one mile southeast of the mouth of Oyster Creek in the Chesapeake Bay.

New Coast Guard exchange to serve military members in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Coast Guard Exchange System is scheduled to open a new retail exchange in the Greenbrier retail corridor in Chesapeake Friday with a grand opening ceremony to begin at 10 a.m.

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – A Coast Guard crew medevaced a man from a sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday who was reportedly suffering from diabetic shock. Rescued was Nicholas A. Miele, 61, from Clearfield, Pa. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Coast Guard sets hurricane condition X-Ray for Port of Baltimore

BALTIMORE- In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna, the Coast Guard in Baltimore has set port condition X-Ray for the Captain of the Port zone. This zone encompasses the Port of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas. Hurricane port condition X-Ray is set when sustained gale force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 48 hours. Under condition X-Ray: googletag.cmd.push(function()...