Coast Guard News

February 27, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast and Edisto, Canadian naval vessels Nanaimo and Whitehorse, the Mexican navy vessel Revolución and two Mexican navy fast patrol craft steam in formation off the Mexican coastline in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 21, 2015, as part of the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI). The NAMSI Pacific Exercise is designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to maritime homeland security/maritime homeland defense. ... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Thursday afternoon. Recreational vessels with less than six-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone upon receiving clearance from the on-scene representative. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
Editors note: Click the photo to download high-resolution time-lapse video The Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts a backing and ramming evolution as it attempts to get into Ashtabula, Ohio, for fuel and other supplies Feb. 18, 2015. The goal in backing and ramming is to create a wide path in the ice so the ice has somewhere to go and doesn't create a larger problem with the creation of brash ice, an accumulation of floating ice made up of fragments. U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. Cmdr. John Henry.... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
Chief Warrant Officers Gregory Miller, Michael Mitchell and Lt. Ryan Junod, all Coast Guard marine inspectors at Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Ohio, scan the stern and anchor system of the motor vessel American Spirit Feb. 18, 2015. The marine inspectors walked and crawled through several moored vessels and examined ongoing maintenance of several lakers in Toledo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area Coast Guard unit is scheduled to receive the Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, District of Columbia, Friday at 10 a.m. EST. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 is recognized as one of seven Reserve units with the best programs to support their military families.... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard invites media to participate in a press conference regarding the temporary closure of Fort Pierce Inlet Thursday. WHO: County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky; Chief Warrant Officer Randy Ryan, commanding officer at Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce; Amanda Phillips, spokesperson for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. WHERE: Jetty Park at the end of Seaway Drive. WHEN: Media should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Event will commence at 11:45 a.m.... [Read More]
February 26, 2015
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard invites media to participate in a press conference regarding the temporary closure of Fort Pierce Inlet Thursday. WHO: County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky; Chief Warrant Officer Randy Ryan, commanding officer at Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce; Amanda Phillips, spokesperson for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. WHERE: Jetty Park at the end of Seaway Drive. WHEN: Media should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Event will commence at 11:45 a.m.... [Read More]
February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell testified Wednesday on the Coast Guard's Fiscal Year 2016 budget request before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.... [Read More]
February 25, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In coordination with local pilot organizations, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Tampa has reopened the port, Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., the Port of Tampa was reopened when recent fog conditions receded, allowing enough visibility for incoming and departing ships to transit safely. For more information contact the Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Detachment Jacksonville at 305-318-1864. ... [Read More]
February 25, 2015
WARRENTON, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk while on patrol off of Winchester Bay, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear concerns found during an at-sea boarding Monday. The three member crew, fishing for crab, aboard the 39-foot vessel Dusky was safely escorted to Winchester Bay, where the vessel was ordered to remain until the crew fixed the especially hazardous safety condition of an expired life raft and replace the expired flares which were found on board.... [Read More]
February 25, 2015
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a temporary safety zone established at Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, Wednesday. The safety zone will help ensure the safety and security of vessels as there is a sunken barge partially blocking the channel.  Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce and local agencies responded to the sinking of a barge that was being towed. The Coast Guard and local partners were able to rescue three people and a dog but one person was later found deceased.... [Read More]
February 24, 2015
     SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard transported an endangered olive ridley sea turtle from Newport, Oregon, to San Diego SeaWorld Rescue for rehabilitation, Tuesday. The turtle, nicknamed Solstice, was found hypothermic and injured in Washington, in December 2014. The turtle was taken to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where she was treated for her injuries and initial rehabilitation.... [Read More]
February 24, 2015
Boom and absorbent pads contain absorb petroleum in Auke Bay Harbor in Juneau, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2015. Coast Guard Sector Juneau and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel deployed the spill response materials to minimize the product's impact to the coastal environment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst. ... [Read More]
February 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. "Countries in our hemisphere are on the cusp of instability," said Zukunft. "The United States leads the world in oil and gas production. The cyber domain is transforming industries and governments at an astonishing rate. Arctic waters continue to open. There is no question: the United States Coast Guard is operating in a world unlike ever before."... [Read More]
February 24, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard has implemented a port closure Monday and Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., due to inclement weather conditions and low visibility. The National Weather Service has put out a dense fog advisory. The bulletin states that dense fog is expected to affect coastal Hernando and Pasco Counties as well as the Tampa Bay area and toward the south. Due to the heavy fog in the area, the Coast Guard has maintained a port closure due to the potential dangers of vessel maneuvers within the affected area.... [Read More]
February 24, 2015
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February 24, 2015
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard assisted two people back to shore safely after their all-terrain vehicle broke on Lake Erie near Catawba Island, Ohio, Monday night. The names of the individuals assisted are not being released by the Coast Guard, and there is no Coast Guard imagery for this case. At about 8:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, responded to a call from the people stating that they were exhausted after being stranded on the ice for hours.... [Read More]
February 23, 2015
Coast Guard personnel from Sector Juneau lay absorbent pads into the water to absorb spilled petroleum products at Auke Bay Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015. Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation members are investigating the cause of the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck. ... [Read More]

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