Coast Guard meets with stakeholders to discuss compliance for new river ferries

Coast Guard meets with stakeholders to discuss compliance for new river ferries
NEW ORLEANS – Members of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and officials from Transdev and RTA held a meeting, Wednesday, to discuss necessary measures needed to bring the two RTA ferries into compliance with federal standards. After an inspection by members of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Prevention Department in July, it was determined that the ferry vessels did not yet meet the requirements...

Coast Guard investigates fire on board Fire Island passenger ferry

NEW YORK–The Coast Guard is investigating an engine room fire that occurred on board the 85-foot passenger ferry Fire Island Belle during a routine passenger transit from Ocean Beach to Fair Harbor, N.Y., at about 10:30 a.m. today.

Coast Guard investigating grounding of Balboa Island ferry

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—At approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the 57-foot car ferry, Captain, went aground at Balboa Island, Newport, Calif. with no passengers aboard.

Coast Guard issues safety reminders in lieu of cruise ship season

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and recreational boaters to avoid approaching large passenger vessels (LPV), such as cruise ships and Washington State Ferries, whether these vessels are underway, moored or at anchor.

Coast Guard searches for possible missing person after bicycle is left on ferry

SEATTLE- The Coast Guard searched for a possible missing person after a bicycle was found, unclaimed on board the Washington State Ferry WSF Wenatchee, Wedneday.

Portland ferry runs aground near Casco Bay

PORTLAND, Maine- A Portland-based ferry ran aground about half a mile southeast of Basket Island, off the coast of Maine around 10 p.m., Friday. There are no reports of pollution or injuries to the 99 passengers and crew aboard. Coast Guard Station South Portland received a radio call at 9:58 p.m., reporting the 84-foot Bay Mist had run aground. The station launched a 25-foot and a 47-foot rescue boat...