Mariners, swimmers be warned the waters of New Jersey and Delaware are still dangerous

Mariners, swimmers be warned the waters of New Jersey and Delaware are still dangerous
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard warns mariners and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states even as Hurricane Dorian makes its way away from the East Coast. Beachgoers along Hurricane Dorian’s path should stay out of the water, extremely careful on the beaches, and heed all safety messages from local authorities. Recreational and commercial mariners are advised to put safety first and operate...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sandbridge, Va

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sandbridge, Va
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old man who was reported missing after entering the water to assist a 13-year-old child reportedly caught in a rip current near Little Island State Park, Tuesday. Virginia Beach dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders...

Coast Guard urges caution along Southern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution along Southern California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions. Coast Guard file photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard strongly encourages mariners to prepare for high surf conditions to impact the Southern California region Monday through Tuesday evening. The heavy weather is expected to cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions off the coast of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The...

Coast Guard gives safety cautions for Northeast Florida maritime community

Coast Guard gives safety cautions for Northeast Florida maritime community
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is alerting mariners and the public to remain vigilant with the passage of Hurricane Florence. “Even though Jacksonville will not experience strong winds the beaches and Intracoastal Waterway can still pose a significant threat to mariners and beach goers,” said Cmdr. Luis Parrales, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville. NOAA is currently reporting...

Mariners, swimmers warned of dangerous weather and rip currents from Tropical Storm Chris

Mariners, swimmers warned of dangerous weather and rip currents from Tropical Storm Chris
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard would like to warn mariners and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that could take place as Tropical Storm Chris makes its way up the east coast. Wind, waves and visibility can quickly become problematic for boaters, while the increased sea states leading up to and after a tropical storm can create powerful rip currents. Swimmers are urged to only swim...

Coast Guard, U.S. Lifesaving Association promote rip current awareness

Coast Guard, U.S. Lifesaving Association promote rip current awareness
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the United States Lifesaving Association are collaborating to promote rip current awareness for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend. In response to a surge of rip current-related deaths throughout the mid-Atlantic region in June 2017, the Coast Guard reminds the public of the dangers of rip currents and the value of checking weather and rip current forecasts,...

Coast Guard warns of high surf advisory

Coast Guard warns of high surf advisory
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a high surf advisory warning issued by NOAA for Southwest California beaches. The high surf advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m., Thursday. A large west to northwest swell will continue to move across Southwest California coastal waters. High surf will affect all west and northwest facing beaches Wednesday through Thursday evening....

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions in Northern and Central California

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions in Northern and Central California
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern and Central California coast due to forecasted strong swells on Sunday. Exceptionally strong rip currents and large shore breaks are anticipated to impact all west and northwest facing beaches from Sonoma County to Monterey County. Strong rip currents are typically more...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous ocean and beach conditions

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous ocean and beach conditions
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging vessel owners, operators, divers and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters due to high surf and strong winds that will be affecting the Bay Area this weekend. The shoreline from Point Reyes south to Big Sur are expecting 10-foot swells. Large waves can impact the beach with little or no warning and drag a person offshore in a matter of...