Coast Guard shares safety tips, establishes Ohio River safety zones for Labor Day Weekend, Riverfest

Coast Guard shares safety tips, establishes Ohio River safety zones for Labor Day Weekend, Riverfest
CINCINNATI — Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the Ohio River. With approximately 2,000 boaters taking to the water, the increased recreational traffic presents additional safety hazards. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati would like boaters to know special rules are in place for Labor...

Coast Guard stepping up safety enforcement for Riverfest and Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks

Coast Guard stepping up safety enforcement for Riverfest and Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks
CINCINNATI — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati and partner agencies will be increasing patrols throughout the Ohio River this Labor Day weekend to keep revelers safe and compliant with boating laws. This weekend is historically known to be one of the busiest boating periods as boaters take to the water to enjoy the long weekend and to view the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks. The Coast...

Coast Guard assists response to adrift restaurant barge

CINCINNATI — The Coast Guard assisted local agencies with the response to a waterfront restaurant, Friday, that broke away from its mooring with 84 people onboard on the Ohio River. At approximately 10:15 p.m., watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report from the Covington, Ky., Fire Department that the Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront Restaurant had broken away from its mooring...

Coast Guard investigates alcohol leak on barge in Ohio River

CINCINNATI — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an isopropyl alcohol leak from a barge in the Ohio River, Monday. At about 5:30 a.m., the captain of the tug vessel Bridget Cauley notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that alcohol was reportedly leaking from the top portion of a barge that the Bridget Cauley was pushing, spilling an unknown amount on to the deck of...

Coast Guard Searching Ohio River for Missing Man

PETERSBURG, Ky. – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly went missing, Tuesday, while swimming in the Ohio River near mile marker 494.9.