With high wind forecast for northern Florida & Georgia boaters advised to secure vessels, gear

With high wind forecast for northern Florida & Georgia boaters advised to secure vessels, gear
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard is urging the maritime community to exercise caution on the water and to take early action to properly secure vessels and gear in advance of severe weather predicted for northeast Florida and southeast Georgia during the next 24 to 48 hours. A National Weather Service report predicts a strong cold front will push into the area, bringing gusty north winds...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard units throughout Alaska are preparing for severe weather that is forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaskan region, Thursday. “The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche and aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak have been pre-staged to parts of Western Alaska in advance of severe weather advisories which include hurricane force winds...

Responders with the Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command prepare for severe weather

Responders with the Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command prepare for severe weather
NEW YORK – As severe weather approaches responders with the Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command are prepared for the winter storm that will affect operations. Responders continue to conduct operational risk management to assess any hazards presented by the storm and take appropriate precautions. “I am extremely proud of the work the Coast Guard and our partner agencies,” said Cmdr....

Severe weather and busy weekend for mid-Atlantic Coast Guard units put focus on boating, swimming safety

Severe weather and busy weekend for mid-Atlantic Coast Guard units put focus on boating, swimming safety
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to be mindful of potentially severe weather as they prepare for the Fourth of July. Dangerous weather last weekend contributed to a high number of search and rescue cases throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Coast Guard units from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina responded to more than 50 cases Friday through Sunday with...

Coast Guard warns to prepare for winter storms

SEATTLE — With severe weather approaching and forecasts of strong winds and heavy surf, the Coast Guard reminds boaters and beach-goers to be prepared and stay aware; and reminds mariners to take the necessary steps to ensure that their boats are properly secured. “During the fall and winter storms in this region, the Coast Guard receives several reports of vessels adrift in Puget Sound, Washington...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal and state agencies to respond to incoming severe weather in the Bering Sea and Western Alaska Tuesday. “We are prestaging helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to parts of Western Alaska in response to severe weather advisories including hurricane force winds and high seas that are forecast all along the west coast of Alaska,”...

Coast Guard reminds mariners, beach goers be safe during upcoming storms

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard urges members of the public to exercise safe and responsible boating practices during the upcoming heavy weather forecasted this weekend. Strong southerly winds, heavy rain and occasional thunder storms are expected to hit Northern California Saturday evening and continue through Sunday morning. These conditions will pose extreme risks for mariners and dangerous...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to prepare for winter

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard encourages owners and operators of vessels anchored or moored in Oregon or Washington to conduct preventative maintenance in anticipation of severe winter weather conditions. “Completing simple preventative maintenance can prevent pollution incidents from occurring and damaging Oregon and Washington’s natural resources,” said Lt. Kelly Thorkilson, Incident...

Coast Guard warns to prepare for Pacific Northwest storms

SEATTLE — With severe weather upon us, the Coast Guard reminds boaters to be prepared and stay aware. Strong winds and heavy surf are in the forecast over the next several days.