Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH

Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and Hampton Fire Department responded to a disabled and adrift jet ski off of Hampton Beach, Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:45 p.m., responders...

Coast Guard urges caution for forecast weather conditions, King Tides

Coast Guard urges caution for forecast weather conditions, King Tides
A Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore — The Coast Guard would like to make the public aware of dangerous conditions expected to occur offshore and along the coastal Pacific Northwest this weekend, starting as early as Friday. The National Weather Service has issued storm warnings, high wind advisories and hazardous...

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region
Earliest Reasonable Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds. (National Hurricane Center graphic) NEW YORK —The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Hurricane Isaias has potential to affect the region. The National Weather Service has forecasted Hurricane Isaias to potentially accelerate into the Tri-State...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2020 hurricane season

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2020 hurricane season
A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August...

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for heavy sea conditions and high winds, which are expected to impact the Central and Southern California Coast through Monday. Sunday’s weather conditions for the inner waters in the vicinity of metro Los Angeles include wind speeds reaching...

Coast Guard urges San Francisco Bay Area residents ahead of high tides

Coast Guard urges San Francisco Bay Area residents ahead of high tides
Label your paddlecraft with contact information. Stickers are available from your local Coast Guard Auxiliary. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to prepare for excessively high tidal ranges in the San Francisco Bay Area through the weekend. The Bay Area coastline is forecasted to experience tides up to seven feet above the average daily low tide. Mariners and beachgoers...

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...