Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 from in Herring Bay, Md.

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 from in Herring Bay, Md.
Coast Guard Station Annapolis 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and the Anne Arundel Fire Department rescued four people from a vessel taking on water in Herring Bay, Maryland, late Friday night. Coast Guard watchstanders initially received the report from a person aboard the vessel via cell phone, and launched a 45-foot...

DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor

DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coast Guard and about a dozen other federal, state, and local agencies are participating in a mass rescue exercise Tuesday, conducting mock rescues of people in the water from a staged boating incident near the National Harbor. “No single agency can respond to a large-scale mass rescue,” said Lt. Cmdr. Grant Johnson, the coordinator for the exercise from Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify hoax caller near Ocean City, Md.

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify hoax caller near Ocean City, Md.
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard would like the public’s help to identify a suspected hoax caller, who has been transmitting distress calls since late March around Ocean City. “Hoax calls put other boaters and first responders at risk,” said Cmdr. Mathew Fine, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. “We take every call seriously, which means that hoax calls...

Coast Guard responds to pollution in Baltimore Harbor after warehouse fire

Coast Guard responds to pollution in Baltimore Harbor after warehouse fire
Pollution responders from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region take samples from an oil spill that occurred in the Jones Falls section of he Baltimore Harbor, June 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is conducting containment and clean up efforts in the Baltimore Harbor after a warehouse fire may have caused...

Waterway restrictions in place for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Md.

Waterway restrictions in place for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Md.
The Coast Guard is scheduled to enact waterway restrictions for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim in Maryland, June 6, 2018. BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a regulated area in designated waters between Sandy Point and Kent Island for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Sunday. The regulated area will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial...

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Point Lighthouse, the last active screw-pile lighthouse, sits on its original foundation on the Chesapeake Bay, May 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter T. Ham IV) ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S....

Coast Guard, life jacket saves jet skier in Ocean City Inlet, Md.

Coast Guard, life jacket saves jet skier in Ocean City Inlet, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell off and became separated from his jet ski in Ocean City Inlet, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Ocean City were contacted by 911 dispatch at 5:07 p.m. and notified that a man reported, via cell phone, that he fell off of his jet ski and was unable to swim back to it. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region deployed a 24-foot...

Waterway restrictions in place for Blue Angels air show in Annapolis this week

Waterway restrictions in place for Blue Angels air show in Annapolis this week
Petty Officer 1st Class Warren Wilson and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kennan Kayser, crew members on the Coast Guard Cutter Chock, survey the scene while enforcing a safety zone at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, May 22, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Tuesday and Wednesday...

Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway

Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the condition of a stretch of the Potomac River before the comment period ends Monday. Potomac user survey here.pdf Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System review of the Upper Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., from April through June 2019, to improve...