Coast Guard warns of high water, dangerous currents on Ohio River

Coast Guard warns of high water, dangerous currents on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is urging boaters to be aware of the risk associated with high water and dangerous currents on the Ohio River throughout the week. Higher than average water levels have created stronger than normal currents on the Ohio River that are leading to dangerous situations. Debris, rip currents, and eddies are showing up in areas along the river where they don’t normally...

Coast Guard terminates repeat offender illegal charter

Coast Guard terminates repeat offender illegal charter
The 31-foot Lady Di, boating near the 15th Street Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Nov. 12, 2021 (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Coast Guard Investigative Service law enforcement officers terminated the voyage of the 31-foot vessel Lady Di, Friday, due to illegally operating as a small passenger vessel near the 15th Street Marina, Fort Lauderdale. During the boarding,...

Coast Guard lifts restriction on Ohio River near Belleview, KY

Coast Guard lifts restriction on Ohio River near Belleview, KY
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard lifted the waterway restriction from mile marker 499 to mile marker 501 on the Ohio River, Tuesday, near Belleview, Kentucky. The waterway restriction was lifted yesterday at approximately 2:18 p.m. to all vessel traffic. The cause of the fire is under investigation. “The Coast Guard has determined that transit through the Ohio River from mile marker 499 to mile...

Coast Guard commissions new unit in Louisville, Ky.

Coast Guard commissions new unit in Louisville, Ky.
The crew of Station Louisville stand in front of a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boat at the station’s commissioning, Sept. 1, 2021 held in Louisville, Kentucky.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Coast Guard commissioned a new station, Coast Guard Station Louisville, during a ceremony held Wednesday at the station in Louisville, Kentucky. Presiding...

Coast Guard responds to aground cruise vessel near Canton, KY

Coast Guard responds to aground cruise vessel near Canton, KY
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded Thursday to the aground cruise vessel American Jazz near Canton, Kentucky. American Jazz is aground near mile marker 62 on the Cumberland River outside the ship channel and is carrying 120 passengers and 54 crewmembers. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a call Thursday morning from...

Coast Guard rescues 9 people, 1 dog near Navarre Beach

Coast Guard rescues 9 people, 1 dog near Navarre Beach
A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Shallow Water Response Team rescued nine people and one dog Sept. 16, 2020 near Navarre Beach, Florida who were affected by Hurricane Sally.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Ohio Valley Shallow Water Response Team) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued nine people and one dog Wednesday near Navarre Beach, Florida. A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Shallow...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Alton, Indiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Alton, Indiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the Ohio River near Alton, Indiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report around 12 p.m EST that a deckhand from a towing vessel had gone overboard without a life jacket, somewhere between mile marker 675 and mile marker 700. The male deckhand is described to be in his 50s, about 280 pounds,...

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky
NEWPORT, KENTUCKY – In an effort to maintain maritime security readiness, local, state and federal agencies will conduct multiple boat drills on the Ohio River October 7 & 8, from 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. daily. The purpose of these drills is to enhance safety and security for both law enforcement, and fire and rescue agency personnel who may respond to a potential maritime security incident...

Coast Guard response to oil discharge in Jamie Whitten Lock continues

Coast Guard response to oil discharge in Jamie Whitten Lock continues
Responders work to contain and recover crude oil from the Jamie Whitten Lock on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway in Mississippi, Sept. 11, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant David Schneider) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a crude oil discharge that is contained within the Jamie Whitten Lock at mile marker 412 on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, Wednesday. Watchstanders...