Coast Guard closes eastern Hawaiian commercial ports ahead of Tropical Storm Darby

Coast Guard closes eastern Hawaiian commercial ports ahead of Tropical Storm Darby
HONOLULU — Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed Hawaii and Maui County ports to all traffic. All cargo operations in these ports are secured. Vessels transiting within the vicinity of the Hawaiian Island harbors should seek sheltered waters until storm conditions subside and the COTP has deemed the ports safe to reopen. Current port closures: Hawaii County — Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor Maui...

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill
BEAUMONT, Texas — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed a section of the Neches River Saturday, after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released an estimated 880 gallons of Eagle Ford crude oil in the Neches River. The source of the leak has been secured. The Neches ship channel is closed to all vessel traffic and a Coast Guard safety zone has been established from the Kansas City...

Coast Guard announces Captain of the Port limitations for possible navigation hazards at Coos Bay Harbor entrance

Coast Guard announces Captain of the Port limitations for possible navigation hazards at Coos Bay Harbor entrance
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for all ports in Oregon and southern Washington announced limitations on the movement of deep-draft vessels across the Coos Bay Harbor entrance Friday, citing possible debris in the water from the commercial fishing vessel Sara Jo that capsized near the north jetty earlier this week. Two Panamanian-flagged bulk carriers that have been affected...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone in Port of Long Beach

Coast Guard to establish safety zone in Port of Long Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard will establish a 100-yard safety zone around the Tesoro facility (Piers B and T in Long Beach) which will impact a group of protestors in kayaks near the Tesoro Piers in the Port of Long Beach, Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Due to the possible dangers posed by larger, less maneuverable vessels in the port, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Jennifer...

Coast Guard to enforce Kailua Bay security zones during presidential visit

Coast Guard to enforce Kailua Bay security zones during presidential visit
HONOLULU — Coast Guard law enforcement officers will enforce a temporary security zone in waters off Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States. The security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Jan. 5 unless canceled earlier by Captain Shannon Gilreath, U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port. The...

Coast Guard reopens port of Nawiliwili, Kauai

Coast Guard reopens port of Nawiliwili, Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai, Sunday after finding no apparent obstructions in the water or hazards to safe navigation. On Friday evening, Tug Moana Holo and its deck barge Maka Ala ran aground near the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor. During dive operations of the barge Maka Ala Sunday, a 30 by 15 foot skeg was discovered missing. To ensure...

Coast Guard closes port of Nawiliwili due to debris

Coast Guard closes port of Nawiliwili due to debris
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai, Sunday due to a possible obstruction in the water. On Friday evening, Tug Moana Holo and its deck barge Maka Ala ran aground near the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor. During dive operations of the barge Maka Ala Sunday, a 30 by 15 foot skeg was discovered missing. A skeg is similar to a rudder, but is a fixed extension...

Coast Guard, local agencies on deck to ensure safety during World Series

Coast Guard, local agencies on deck to ensure safety during World Series
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and local agencies are working to ensure the safety of boaters and baseball fans during World Series games at AT&T Park this weekend. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has established a safety zone effective from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday in the McCovey Cove area and waterways will be patrolled by Coast Guard, police and fire department crews....

Coast Guard reopens Port Allen in wake of Hurricane Ana

Coast Guard reopens Port Allen in wake of Hurricane Ana
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened Port Allen in Kauai Monday morning after surveying crews deemed it  safe for transit. The maritime public is advised to be vigilant when entering ports and harbors and to cooperate with the direction of the Coast Guard and local harbor masters. Mariners seeking additional information on port and harbor openings should contact Sector Honolulu...