Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Mobile issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin addressing the increase in unregulated ferry crossings within the Sector Mobile Inspection Zone, Friday. Some roads leading off of barrier islands near Pensacola, Florida, are closed due to impacts from Hurricane Sally, creating an increased demand for alternate methods of transportation. However, recreational...

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crew members assess a flooded area in Conway, South Carolina, and assist in post Hurricane Florence, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set a temporary safety zone on all waters of the Waccamaw...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper ash pond in Conway, SC

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper ash pond in Conway, SC
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Waccamaw River in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper ash pond in Conway, S.C., effective 7 a.m., Saturday through Oct. 19 or waters recede. State and Federal authorities have determined that potential hazards associated with and resulting from high waters of the Waccamaw River are present...

Coast Guard to conduct waterways study in and around Jacksonville

Coast Guard to conduct waterways study in and around Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville is conducting a focused Waterways Analysis and Management System study for a proposed offshore anchorage area approximately seven nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. Currently, there is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean-going vessels arriving at the port of Jacksonville. Establishing...

Coast Guard alerting public of Navy exercise near Port Canaveral involving blank ammo

Coast Guard alerting public of Navy exercise near Port Canaveral involving blank ammo
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard is alerting mariners and the public through a marine safety information bulletin of a Navy exercise occurring near Port Canaveral, Florida, which involves the use of blank ammunition and smoke flares. Flashes, the sound of real gunshots and smoke flares may be witnessed by boaters and members of the public on land nearby. Although the blank ammunition looks...