Coast Guard enforcing security zone on Potomac River

Coast Guard enforcing security zone on Potomac River
BALTIMORE — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region personnel are enforcing the Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone on the Potomac River, which began at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). There is room on the northern part of the river for vessels to go around the secure area. The zone will remain in place until canceled...

Coast Guard conducting Potomac River waterway analysis with public feedback

Coast Guard conducting Potomac River waterway analysis with public feedback
BALTIMORE — 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 maritime efficiency in the area. The review focuses on the area’s aids to navigation system, waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency...

Coast Guard assists ailing man aboard sailboat near Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Coast Guard assists ailing man aboard sailboat near Chesapeake Beach, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted an ailing 77-year-old man aboard a sailboat anchored just off Chesapeake Beach Inlet Sunday evening. Two reporting sources notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center that a 26-foot sailboat with two people aboard appeared to be floundering just outside the inlet. One of the two people aboard the sailboat called...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a security zone on the Potomac River and its surrounding tributaries for the State of the Union address, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone in designated waters in the National Capitol Region for the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The security zone...

Coast Guard sets Winter Port Condition One for northern Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard sets Winter Port Condition One for northern Chesapeake Bay
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port (COTP) set Winter Port Condition One Thursday, and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Winter Port Condition One is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Maryland-NCR COTP zone, navigable waters...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off Baltimore

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off Baltimore
Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo. BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay boat crew medevaced a man who was reportedly suffering from seizures on the cruise ship Carnival Pride near the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse in Baltimore, Sunday evening. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region...

Coast Guard, first responders search for missing child near Annapolis, MD

Coast Guard, first responders search for missing child near Annapolis, MD
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 12-year old girl who was reported missing while swimming at Sandy Point State Park, Maryland, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a notification at approximately 6:40 p.m. from Anne Arundel County 911 that the child, who was...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater who went missing near Kent Island, Maryland

Coast Guard suspends search for boater who went missing near Kent Island, Maryland
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) BALTIMORE – The U.S. Coast Guard in Baltimore suspended the search Friday for a missing boater who went missing near Kent Island. Kevin Yates Sr., 41, is believed to have fallen from a 40-foot powerboat Wednesday, somewhere between Kent Island and Herrington Harbor South. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for missing man off Kent Island, Maryland

Coast Guard searching for missing man off Kent Island, Maryland
BALTIMORE – Coast Guard crews, with state and local partners, are searching by air and sea for a man who reportedly fell overboard between Kent Narrows and Herring Bay, Wednesday afternoon. The missing man is described as being a white male, about 6-feet tall, 180-190 pounds, wearing blue shorts and a dark shirt without a life jacket. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a...