Coast Guard commences operation to detect illegal passenger vessels

Coast Guard commences operation to detect illegal passenger vessels
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Prince George County Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, commenced a summer-long enforcement and awareness initiative Friday aimed at combating illegal charter and passenger vessel operations in the Maryland-National Capital Region. The goal of Operation Pier Pressure is to ensure public safety...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Ocean City

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Ocean City
OCEAN CITY, Md. — Coast Guard members rescued four people when their vessel began taking on water 15 miles offshore of Ocean City, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region watchstanders received a distress alert from a Digital Selective Calling feature aboard the fishing vessel Hot Pursuit. After making contact, the captain of the vessel stated the boat was taking on water and...

Container ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay refloated after 35 days

Container ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay refloated after 35 days
The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corporation, in partnership with multiple state and local responders, refloat the Ever Forward Sunday, April 17, in the Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Devin Erfourth) BALTIMORE — The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corporation, in partnership...

Coast Guard coordinates refloating of grounded vessel in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard coordinates refloating of grounded vessel in Chesapeake Bay
A response boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay monitors the 1,095-foot motor vessel Ever Forward, which became grounded in the Chesapeake Bay, March 13, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and Maryland Department of the Environment are coordinating the refloating of the 1,095-foot container vessel Ever Forward that grounded...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman near Cobb Island

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman near Cobb Island
USCG file photo COBB ISLAND, Md. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing fisherman in the vicinity of Cobb Island on the Potomac River, Thursday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report Wednesday evening from the Charles County Fire Department of an overdue fisherman. A Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman near Cobb Island, MD

Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman near Cobb Island, MD
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) COBB ISLAND, Md. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing fisherman in the vicinity of Cobb Island on the Potomac River, Thursday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report Wednesday evening from the Charles County Fire Department of...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Gaithersburg, Md

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Gaithersburg, Md
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil spill in the Cabin Branch waterway, a tributary of the Patapsco River, northwest of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a National Response Center report at 11:40 a.m., stating that approximately 10 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked from a transfer line owned...

Coast Guard, MNRP rescue 4 from sinking vessel

Coast Guard, MNRP rescue 4 from sinking vessel
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary OCEAN CITY, Md. — Coast Guard and the Maryland Natural Resource Police rescued four people aboard a sinking pleasure craft 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report through VHF Channel 16 from a person stating that their 25-foot vessel...

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 in Ocean City Inlet

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 in Ocean City Inlet
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo OCEAN CITY, Md. — Coast Guard crewmembers rescued two people who had lost control of their jet ski in the Ocean City Inlet, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region, received the initial report through VHF Channel 16 that three jet skiers in the area of Ocean City Inlet had entered the water and were in need...