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...

Coast Guard cutters to offer free public tours during NOLA Navy Week

Coast Guard cutters to offer free public tours during NOLA Navy Week
Coast Guard Cutter Cypress file photo NEW ORLEANS – The crews of Coast Guard Cutters Benjamin Dailey and Cypress are scheduled to offer free public tours in New Orleans as part of NOLA Navy Week 2018. Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Daily will be moored at the Julia Street Wharf and is open for tours during the following times: Friday, April 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5...

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crewmember medevaced

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crewmember medevaced
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crewmember near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Destin received a request at 2:52 p.m. from the commanding officer of the CGC Cypress to medevac a crewmember due to abdominal pain. Watchstanders diverted a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Station Destin. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Savannah with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Savannah with restrictions
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Port of Savannah hasreopened the port Tuesday with some restrictions. The Coast Guard, along with other federal, state and local agency partners, continues their efforts Wednesday to reopen the Port of Savannah since Hurricane Matthew damaged, destroyed or moved 50 navigational aids needed for the safe navigation of the port. Crews from...

Coast Guard, maritime partners work to reopen Ports of Savannah and Brunswick

Coast Guard, maritime partners work to reopen Ports of Savannah and Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is working diligently with its maritime partners to reopen the Ports of Savannah, Ga., and Brunswick, Ga. Damage to navigational aids, infrastructure and vessels along the waterways, as well as potential shoaling caused by Hurricane Matthew currently hamper the Coast Guard’s ability to safely open the ports. “The Ports of Savannah and Brunswick are a top...

Eighth Coast Guard District prepares to assist in hurricane response

Eighth Coast Guard District prepares to assist in hurricane response
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is utilizing assets from the Southwest, Midwest, and Southeast regions to assist with Hurricane Matthew. The assets that are standing by to respond at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama, are: An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans An...

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew, NOAA, IMMS release pygmy killer whales

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew, NOAA, IMMS release pygmy killer whales
Personnel from the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies, NOAA, Navy Marine Mammal Program and U.S. Coast Guard onboard Coast Guard Cutter Cypress prepare to release two pygmy killer whales in the Gulf Coast, July 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress assisted the Institute for Marine Mamma Studies...