Coast Guard warns of high winds and surf in San Francisco Bay area

Coast Guard warns of high winds and surf in San Francisco Bay area
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Francisco recommends that all vessel owners and operators prepare their vessels for an approaching storm that is expected to arrive Friday in the afternoon. The storm is expected to produce wind speeds up to 21 miles per hour and waves up to four feet high within San Francisco Bay and adjacent waters. The National Weather Service has issued...

Coast Guard, NOAA urge mariners to prepare for heavy weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard, NOAA urge mariners to prepare for heavy weather in Western Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution with the onset of heavy weather expected to affect the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea, this weekend. The Coast Guard has notified the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, patrolling in the Bering Sea with an embarked Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, to standby to assist mariners. “Our highest priority is protecting...

Coast Guard urges Hawaiian Islands mariners to prepare for heavy weather

Coast Guard urges Hawaiian Islands mariners to prepare for heavy weather
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution with the onset of heavy weather expected to pass through the Hawaiian Islands Thursday and Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a high surf warning for north, and east facing shores and a small craft advisory for coastal waters. The Coast Guard urges mariners to always: * Stay Informed – The public should...

Coast Guard investigating vessel groundings in Maui during heavy weather

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of two vessels in Maui after one was pushed onto a shoal and another broke free of its mooring and hit a reef during heavy weather, Monday. Coast Guardsmen at Marine Safety Team Maui received a call at approximately 5 p.m. that the Expeditions IV, a ferry that runs between Lahaina and Lana’i, briefly grounded while transiting the Lahaina...

Coast Guard urge boaters to practice caution during heavy weather

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard, California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and the National Weather Service urge members of the public to exercise safe and responsible boating practices during the upcoming heavy weather this weekend. High seas, strong winds and wide spread rain are predicted for Northern California starting Friday, continuing through the weekend and into the next...

Coast Guard urging boaters in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to exercise caution due to expected heavy weather

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is urging boaters to exercise caution from Wednesday through Sunday due to expected heavy weather, including a risk of thunderstorms, across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Winter storm forces America’s tall ship to find safe haven in Gravesend Bay, N.Y

NEW YORK – The crew of the Coast Guard’s Barque Eagle found safe haven in Gravesend Bay, N.Y., to escape the storm expected to dump heavy snow on the East Coast Friday night.

Coast Guard warns mariners from VA to N.Y. of upcoming heavy weather

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard HC-130J Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., will fly along the coast from Virginia to New York Thursday, warning mariners of the incoming heavy weather as a gale-force wind warning is in effect Saturday and Sunday.

Coast Guard warns of heavy weather, urges recreational boaters to reconsider Gasparilla participation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is urging boaters to use extreme caution due to the expected heavy weather forecasted for Saturday in the Tampa Bay and surrounding area.