Coast Guard notes increase in illegal charters across the Mid-Atlantic

Coast Guard notes increase in illegal charters across the Mid-Atlantic
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has discovered and halted the voyages of at least five illegal charters discovered across the Mid-Atlantic since July. An illegal charter is a pay-for-hire operation where boat owners or someone they hire take passengers on the water without the proper credentials, and in some cases without proper safety gear...

Coast Guard establishes security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard establishes security zone for State of the Union address
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The security zone will be in effect from noon until 11:59 p.m., which will limit or prohibit navigation...

Coast Guard to conduct training exercise on Patapsco River, Maryland

Coast Guard to conduct training exercise on Patapsco River, Maryland
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a training exercise south of the Francis Scott Key Bridge off of Fort Howard on the Patapsco River in Maryland from approximately 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., tonight. The exercise will include helicopter operations, boat tactics and firing of simulated rounds. Boaters are urged to use caution while transitioning through the training area. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searches for missing man near Kent Island, Maryland

Coast Guard searches for missing man near Kent Island, Maryland
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and Maryland authorities are searching by boat and helicopter for a 65-year-old man whose boat was found aground on the southern end of Kent Island Thursday at around 3 p.m. A person on Kent Island saw the man’s boat come slowly to shore and notified Coast Guard Station Annapolis that the boat was aground, running, with fishing lines out and freshly caught fish aboard,...

Coast Guard hoists man and two dogs near Smith Island, Maryland

Coast Guard hoists man and two dogs near Smith Island, Maryland
USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CRISFIELD, MD — The Coast Guard hoisted a man and his dogs two miles south of Smith Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region, watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM radio at approximately 11 p.m. from a recreational boater reporting that his 26-foot sailing vessel had become disabled due to weather conditions...

Coast Guard, Bowie State University sign memorandum of agreement

Coast Guard, Bowie State University sign memorandum of agreement
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Daniel B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C., and Dr. Aminta H. Breaux, president of Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., sign a memorandum of understanding between the Coast Guard and the university at the school Sept. 3, 2019. The MOU formalizes the relationship between the Coast Guard and BSU to educate young people and bring...

Coast Guard rescues woman near Assawoman Bay, Maryland

Coast Guard rescues woman near Assawoman Bay, Maryland
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Coast Guard rescued a 20-year-old female from the water after she was reported missing from a vessel early Wednesday morning near Assawoman Bay, Maryland. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received the initial report from Ocean City 911 dispatch, who relayed that the reporting source noticed...

Coast Guard rescues family of 6 from flooding vessel near Baltimore

Coast Guard rescues family of 6 from flooding vessel near Baltimore
Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo. BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted a family of six after their 22-foot vessel began taking on water Tuesday night near Fort Armistead, Maryland. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received the initial report from the previous owner of the vessel at 8:00 p.m., who had been contacted by the new...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boat technician in Curtis Creek, Md.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boat technician in Curtis Creek, Md.
USCG FIle Photo BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing boat technician in Curtis Creek. The missing man, Allen Van Dyke, was last seen working on a 25-foot vessel at Jaws Marine boat shop Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Maryland Natural Resources Police found said boat unmanned in Curtis Creek at 10:15 a.m. and alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital...