Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands
A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responds to a surfer in distress off Maui, Aug. 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Maui) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners responded to several cases through the weekend in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Responders from Maui, Oahu, and Canada ensured the safety of four mariners in three separate cases. Coast Guard Station Maui,...

Coast Guard sets port condition WHISKEY for Hawaii County

Coast Guard sets port condition WHISKEY for Hawaii County
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set Port Condition WHISKEY for Hawaii County (Ports of Hilo and Kawaihae) as of 11 a.m. local time Sunday in advance of Hurricane Hector. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic, and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect. Tropical storm force winds, 39 mph or higher, are possible within...

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in San Francisco Bay area

Coast Guard warns of forecasted heavy weather in San Francisco Bay area
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to boat with caution or avoid the water altogether as weekend weather forecasts call for heavy seas and strong winds. With waves forecasted to reach 17 feet and winds expected to exceed 45 mph, boaters should check weather conditions before leaving the dock and wear a life jacket at all times if they choose to get underway. Hazardous...

Coast Guard advises caution on beaches in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard advises caution on beaches in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises caution at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to incoming dangerous high surf and rip currents in the area. There are National Weather Service High Surf and Small Craft Advisories in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through Thursday morning.  Small craft operators should exercise caution across the local waters...

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare, exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare, exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers Friday to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern California coast due to forecasted weather conditions through the weekend. The National Weather Service is expecting cold temperatures, rain, high winds and heavy seas to affect the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Owners of small crafts (skiffs, kayaks, paddleboards,...

Coast Guard warns of severe weather in the Oxnard area

Coast Guard warns of severe weather in the Oxnard area
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard warns boaters of a severe weather warning including a small craft and high surf advisory issued by NOAA. The small craft advisory is for the east Santa Barbara Channel from Point Conception to Point Mugu, including Santa Cruz Island and inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Point, including Santa Catalina and Anacapa Islands. The small craft advisory will remain...

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern California coast due to forecasted weather conditions over the next several days. Small craft advisories and a beach hazard statement have been issued for the following areas: Point Reyes National Seashore to Big Sur – Beach Hazard Statement can be found here. Point...

Coast Guard warns of potentially hazardous offshore weather

Coast Guard warns of potentially hazardous offshore weather
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution and safe boating within the waters of Northern California this Memorial Day weekend. A small craft advisory and rough bar advisory are in effect for the offshore waters near San Francisco and Monterey Bay until Saturday morning.  The National Weather Service defines a small craft advisory as wind speeds of 21-to-33 knots that...

Coast Guard urges Gulf Coast mariners to prepare for severe weather

Coast Guard urges Gulf Coast mariners to prepare for severe weather
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard advises mariners to prepare for severe weather conditions forecasted by the National Weather Service, impacting Mississippi, Alabama and the Pensacola area, Tuesday afternoon. Winds are expected to increase to small craft advisory levels on Tuesday afternoon with frequent gusts to gale force winds through early Wednesday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected...