Draft restriction in place as salvage operations resume to remove sunken barge in Fort Pierce Inlet

Draft restriction in place as salvage operations resume to remove sunken barge in Fort Pierce Inlet
MIAMI — Temporary vessel restrictions will be in place for Fort Pierce Inlet beginning Friday as salvage operations resume to remove a barge that sank in late February. A safety zone has been established around the sunken barge at the entrance of Fort Pierce Inlet at position 27-28’20”N, 080-17’13”W. Coast Guard and partner maritime law enforcement marine units will remain on-scene during...

Mariners urged to follow safety regulations as Ft. Pierce Inlet salvage operations continue

Mariners urged to follow safety regulations as Ft. Pierce Inlet salvage operations continue
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners in the Fort Pierce Inlet area of temporary waterway restrictions to ensure the safety of crews conducting salvage operations for a barge that sank in late February. A safety zone has been established round the sunken barge at the entrance of Fort Pierce Inlet at position 27-28’20”N, 080-17’13”W. Salvage operations are scheduled to continually...

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational and commercial boaters

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational and commercial boaters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Saturday afternoon. Recreational and commercial vessels with less than 25-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Fort Pierce Inlet following tragic accident

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Fort Pierce Inlet following tragic accident
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a temporary safety zone established at Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, Wednesday. The safety zone will help ensure the safety and security of vessels as there is a sunken barge partially blocking the channel. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce and local agencies responded to the sinking of a barge that was being towed. The Coast Guard...