Coast Guard concludes summer 2019 Lake of the Ozarks operations

Coast Guard concludes summer 2019 Lake of the Ozarks operations
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, concluded its summer law enforcement effort on Lake of the Ozarks focused on deterring illegal charter operations and promoting safe recreational boating, this week. From June through September, boat crews and investigators from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River conducted 340 hours of underway patrols, performed 280 vessel boardings...

Coast Guard to set safety zone during Red Bull event in Mississippi River

Coast Guard to set safety zone during Red Bull event in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set safety zones in the Mississippi River, Saturday, near St. Paul, Minnesota during a Red Bull sponsored event. This zone will be in effect on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Vessels other than participants and spectators will be unable to transit through the designated spectator area from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. without permission...

Coast Guard begins investigation into three tugboats sinking

Coast Guard begins investigation into three tugboats sinking
The Coast Guard has transitioned from pollution response to the investigation phase of a major marine casualty that occurred July 5, 2019, involving three vessels that sank in the Illinois River near Hardin, Illinois, July 18, 2019. U.S. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard has transitioned from pollution response to the investigation phase of a major marine...

Coast Guard responds to three tugboats sinking

Coast Guard responds to three tugboats sinking
Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River responding to three vessels that sunk on the Illinois River near Hardin, Illinois. ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard is responding to three vessels that sunk on the Illinois River near Hardin, Illinois, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report Friday of three tugboats and a deck barge that were tied together and began...

Coast Guard rescues 17 people, 3 dogs from floodwaters near Alexander County, Illinois

Coast Guard rescues 17 people, 3 dogs from floodwaters near Alexander County, Illinois
Coast Guard flood punt team members from Sector Upper Mississippi River rescued 17 people and three dogs from floodwaters in Alexander County, Illinois, June 12, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued 17 people and three dogs from floodwaters in Alexander County, Illinois, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River deployed a Western Rivers Flood...

Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard has closed portions of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to all vessel traffic due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents near St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday. The St. Louis Harbor is closed from mile marker 179 to mile marker 184 on the Mississippi River. A no wake order has been issued on the Illinois River from mile marker 10 to mile marker 80.2. While...

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River to hold National Safe Boating Week campaign

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River to hold National Safe Boating Week campaign
ST. LOUIS — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is partnering with other government agencies to spread awareness of the importance of safe boating and wearing proper personal flotation devices. This year National Safe Boating Week is Saturday through May 24. The campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters. National Safe...

Coast Guard coordinates transit of vessel through water closure zone

Coast Guard coordinates transit of vessel through water closure zone
The motor vessel Tate Oglesby transits along the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri, to provide emergency support for flood damage in Omaha, Nebraska, May 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard coordinated with the Army Corps of Engineers to provide for the safe transit of a vessel, scheduled to provide emergency support for flood damage, through St. Louis...

Coast Guard issues safety zone on the Illinois River due to high water

Coast Guard issues safety zone on the Illinois River due to high water
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard has issued a safety zone on the Illinois River, restricting all vessel traffic from mile marker 187 to mile marker 145.6, and mile marker 80.2 to mile marker 10 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents, Tuesday. Vessel operators may request permission to move within the safety zone from the captain of the port representative at Coast Guard Sector...