Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition X-RAY at 2 a.m. Monday for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Tropical Storm Dorian that may arrive to the area within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on Fourth of July

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on Fourth of July
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson MIAMI — The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of increased boating traffic in waterways due to the myriad of fireworks displays. In past years, a combination of this increased traffic and vessels traveling at excessive speeds has resulted in deaths and serious injuries. The Coast Guard is asking all vessels in the area...

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms
The Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center leverage more than 70 years of combined Aids to Navigation experience to maintain weather buoys on navigable waterways around the country. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – A team of U.S. Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center helps to maintain a nation-wide network of data collecting weather buoys. Five...

Coast Guard urges caution to Bay Area boaters and beachgoers along California coast

Coast Guard urges caution to Bay Area boaters and beachgoers along California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges Bay Area boaters and beachgoers to take caution while along the coast due to strong swells and increased risk of sneaker waves, Tuesday. Strong rip currents and large shore breaks are expected along the coast from Sonoma County to the Monterey Bay, including Ocean Beach, Montara State...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather conditions along California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather conditions along California coast
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews conduct surf training near Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Dec. 13, 2018. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard encourages mariners to prepare for heavy sea conditions and high winds, which are expected to impact the California region over the next few days. The San Francisco Bay Area is expected to...

Coast Guard urges public to exercise caution along Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges public to exercise caution along Northern California coast
Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay surf training file photo. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along the Northern California coast as a winter storm is forecasted to impact coastal Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties this weekend. The public is advised to stay off the water and avoid hazardous conditions near beaches and jetties, as the storm is forecasted...

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along beaches and coastal areas as heavy winds and surf are forecasted for the area through Friday. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for coastal areas throughout the Bay Area in effect through Friday. Waves from 12-25 feet are expected...

Coast Guard urges safe boating over the Columbus Day weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating over the Columbus Day weekend
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard warns boaters  to use extra caution while out on the water this Columbus Day weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks, and watching for individuals boating while intoxicated or operating in an unsafe manner. Consider these boating safety...

Coast Guard sets Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray for Guam

Coast Guard sets Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray for Guam
SANTA RITA, Guam — In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Depression 10W, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Guam has established Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray effective 4 p.m. Tuesday. In accordance with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 160.111(c), the COTP hereby orders the following: All commercial vessels must prepare to complete cargo operations and depart...