Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, left, Commandant of the Coast Guard, presents Albert Scott, right, Chairman of Chatham County, an official designation Oct. 18, 2018, during a Coast Guard Community Designation Ceremony for Chatham, County in Savannah, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Savannah – A ceremony designating Chatham County as an official Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston without restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston without restrictions
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) reopened the Ports of Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston without restrictions on Thursday. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Michael, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. Please report any hazards to navigation to either Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Brunswick area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Savannah with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Savannah with no restrictions
CHARLESTON, S.C. — As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Savannah with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Savannah area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony
Cmdr. Amy Beach, left, transfers command Friday, June 30, 2017, to Cmdr. Norm Witt, far right, during a change of command ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. During...

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...

Coast Guard continues to monitor palm oil spill in Savannah River

Coast Guard continues to monitor palm oil spill in Savannah River
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the response to a palm oil spill that occurred Friday, along the north shore of the Savannah River, in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island. As of 8 p.m., Monday, approximately 50 percent of the shoreline has been cleaned. Less than half a mile of the product remained within the containment boom along the river shoreline, and the majority of the product...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah holds change of command ceremony
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah held a change of command ceremony Thursday to formally recognize transfer of command of the unit. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Joseph Loring transferred command of the unit to Cmdr. Amy Beach. Loring served as commander of MSU Savannah for the past three years and is departing to continue his service at Coast Guard Headquarters in...

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of diesel spill in Darien, Ga.

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of diesel spill in Darien, Ga.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Coast Guard pollution responders are continuing to oversee the cleanup of about 100 gallons of diesel fuel that was released into the Darien River in Darien, Ga., Thursday. Officials from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office notified Coast Guardsmen Thursday evening after members of the community complained of a strong diesel smell originating near Brown’s Seafood in Darien. Coast...