Truck in water restricts vessel traffic in Freeport, Texas

Truck in water restricts vessel traffic in Freeport, Texas
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot response boat crew establishes a safety zone on the Intracoastal Waterway after a truck with two passengers plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge in Freeport, Texas, March 18, 2016. The two passengers escaped the vehicle and were taken to a local hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard...

Federal, state, local agencies respond to barge collision, fire in Intracoastal Waterway

Federal, state, local agencies respond to barge collision, fire in Intracoastal Waterway
Responders work to stabilize and move damaged barges after a collision and fire in the Intracoastal Waterway early Monday morning, July 20, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Ricardo Alonso) HOUSTON — Federal, state and local response personnel as well as representatives from the barge companies are monitoring air quality and assessing damage and possible impact to the environment Monday after...

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on ICW following bridge incident

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on ICW following bridge incident
MIAMI — Vessel traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway near Bal Harbour, Florida is restricted following an incident involving a yacht and the Broad Causeway bridge. Due to the incident, only the bridge’s west leaf is able to open. Restrictions on vessel traffic limit movement of large vessels with a width of 40 feet or less as only one half of the bridge is operational. Vessels with a height...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child from aground vessel in Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child from aground vessel in Intracoastal Waterway
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued four people including a 10 year-old-boy who ran aground on their recreational boat just north of the Arroyo Colorado late Tuesday. At approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi received a phone call from a Good Samaritan reporting a single red flare sighting, a signal of distress, in...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducting Waterways and Management Study for local waterway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville has initiated a Waterways and Management Study of the Intracoastal Waterway from Cumberland Sound, Fla., to day beacon 84 in the Matanzas River, Sept. 1, 2011. The 90-day study will commence Dec. 1, 2011. WAMS studies are conducted periodically to better facilitate safe and effective navigation on area waterways. This study will examine the...

Coast to Guard Responds to Vessel Aground Near Mayport, Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground on the St. John’s River near Mayport, Fla., Thursday. The 235-foot motor vessel Endeavour ran aground Thursday on the St. John’s River in Mayport near the entrance of the Intracoastal Waterway. The Captain of the Port has established a 50-yard safety zone around the vessel; all traffic should remain outside this...

Safety zone established for bridge work near Surf City, N.C.

FORT MACON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone Sunday evening on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway near Surf City, N.C.