Kick off to summer boating season is a busy one for Coast Guard

NEW YORK- For many boaters, Memorial Day weekend acts as an official start to the boating season. This weekend has also doubled as a very busy search and rescue weekend for the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and maritime partner agencies in the New York and New Jersey Waterway areas.

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard re-opened the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile marker 595 to 640 at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Coast Guard closes Mississippi River due to collision

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile marker 595 to 640 as the result of a towing vessel collision at approximately 3 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2009.