Unified Command continues to respond to tsunami damage

SAN FRANCISCO – Unified Command response crews have begun working with boat owners in Crescent City and Santa Cruz to find safe mooring for their vessels following the tsunami that struck Northern California Friday. In Crescent City, severe weather, strong winds, and high seas have temporarily halted some operations for salvage crews. However, Unified Command continues to assess the damage in...

Coast Guard reopens ports in wake of tsunami

USCG File PhotoGUAM – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam rescue crews worked through the night Friday and into the morning Saturday to close, assess, and reopen the ports of Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Rota after devastating earthquake in Japan, Friday. Crews verified the waterways were safe for use and reopened all major ports for boating traffic within two-and-a-half hours of sunrise Saturday. Damage...

Coast Guard continues to assess, respond to Pacific Northwest maritime coastal infrastructure

SEATTLE – Thirteenth Coast Guard District units continue to assess Pacific Northwest infrastructures after tsunami warnings and advisories were issued for the Washington and Oregon coasts, Friday. Coast Guard helicopter over flights reported no significant damage to Washington coast infrastructures, significant damage in Brookings, Ore., and minor damage to Charleston, Depot Bay, and Winchester...

Northern California Coast Guard Units Responding to Tsunami Conditions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Northern California Coast Guard response crews are conducting the following actions in response to the West Coast tsunami and related impacts: Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay’s MH-65C helicopters are continuing to search for a person in the water near the Klamath River, reportedly swept out to sea while trying to photograph tsunami waves. Six vessels have sunk or...

Tsunami Update: Coast Guard crews in Hawaii conduct port assessments, re-open waterways

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard crews completed port and waterways overflight assessments throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands and have found no significant damage as a result of the tsunami originating from the earthquake in Chile.

Coast Guard alerts Alaska’s maritime community of potential Tsunami impact

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard has issued an urgent marine information broadcast alerting Alaska’s maritime community of a potential Tsunami impact to Alaska’s coastal regions arriving around 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

U.S. Coast Guard crews stand ready to provide post-tsunami support to Hawaii

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews are making preparations throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands to provide post-tsunami support following the devastating earthquake in Chile Saturday.

Coast Guard units continue relief efforts in American Samoa – Video

Pago Pago,  American Samoa – Coast Guard personnel identify, assess and respond to damage and pollution reports associated with the earthquake and tsunami that hit American Samoa, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

Coast Guard and FEMA respond to Samoan Tsunami

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A team of Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency response experts left Northern California on their way to Samoa to assist with earthquake and tsunami recovery in Samoa early this morning.