Coast Guard to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone

Coast Guard to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are scheduled to enforce the Potomac River, Montgomery County, security zone beginning Saturday at approximately 9 a.m. in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.33), the regulation prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in this...

Coast Guard enforcing security zone on Potomac River

Coast Guard enforcing security zone on Potomac River
BALTIMORE — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region personnel are enforcing the Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone on the Potomac River, which began at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). There is room on the northern part of the river for vessels to go around the secure area. The zone will remain in place until canceled...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing in Potomac River

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing in Potomac River
Coast Guard Station Washington 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo BALTIMORE — Two men are missing Sunday, after a tugboat crew saw the men’s boat capsize in the Potomac River, about a mile south of Leesylvania State Park in Virginia, and called 911. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Washington, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, Prince William County, Fairfax County...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are scheduled to enforce the Potomac River, Montgomery County, security zone beginning Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.33), the regulation prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in...

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a 72-year-old man from the water Friday after his kayak capsized in the Potomac River near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. A boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Washington was underway when they were flagged down by a good Samaritan who notified them of an elderly man in a capsized kayak. The RBS-II boatcrew diverted and recovered...

Three rescued from capsized sailboat near Alexandria, Va.

Three rescued from capsized sailboat near Alexandria, Va.
The 25-foot sailboat, which capsized Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with three boaters aboard in the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stuart Henderson) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday from the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Washington was already underway...

Pyrotechnics to be used to keep birds out of Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary

Pyrotechnics to be used to keep birds out of Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its response to oil sheens Tuesday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. The Unified Command plans to use a deterring technique Tuesday to keep birds from entering Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. “The use of small pyrotechnics to deter birds from using particular areas during an oil response is a commonly employed technique utilized by wildlife...

Unified Command to conduct dye test on Potomac River oil sheen

Unified Command to conduct dye test on Potomac River oil sheen
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command is scheduled to conduct a dye test Monday in the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary near Arlington, Virginia, which may discolor portions of the...

Potomac River oil sheen response continues

Potomac River oil sheen response continues
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its response to oil sheens Sunday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. At approximately 11 a.m. investigators assessed Roaches Run Waterfowl...