Coast Guard News

January 10, 2017
BALTIMORE — The Captain of the Port Maryland National-Capital Region set ice condition three Monday and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation within the Sector Maryland-NCR COTP zone. Ice condition three is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Maryland-NCR COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation include the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, upper Chesapeake Bay and upper Potomac River.... [Read More]
January 10, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard safely escorted a vessel to shore that was taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew oversaw the safe return of an 85-foot fishing vessel with three people aboard to Lynn Drydock in Amelia, Louisiana, at 8:09 a.m. ... [Read More]
January 10, 2017
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham In addition to patrolling the waters in and around Boston, local Coast Guard members are bringing their nautical expertise ashore for a new, special mission in the city’s Seaport District. ... [Read More]
January 10, 2017
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.... [Read More]
January 9, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to a vessel that was taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. At approximately 4:09 p.m. the crew of the fishing vessel reported that they had plugged the hole that caused the flooding. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon from Grand Isle arrived on scene at approximately 1p.m. and is monitoring the vessel as it navigates back to shore. ... [Read More]
January 9, 2017
Courtesy photo. SINGAPORE — A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team completed a bilateral engagement with Mauritius government port officials in November 2016. This engagement involved sharing best practices and visiting Mauritius Port Authority to observe the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code at Port Louis. Mauritius became signatory to the ISPS Code in 2004.... [Read More]
January 9, 2017
Courtesy image. SINGAPORE — A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team completed a bilateral engagement with Seychelles government port officials in November 2016. This engagement involved sharing best practices and visiting Seychelles Port Authority to observe the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code at the Port of Victoria. Seychelles became signatory to the ISPS Code in 2004.... [Read More]
January 9, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is no longer responding to the site of an oil production platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported that there were no hotspots or major pollution threats aboard the platform. Over flights were conducted on January 9 with no reports of sheening on the water. The cause of the incident is under investigation by BSEE. ... [Read More]
January 9, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1:58 a.m. of an 85-foot fishing vessel with three people aboard taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle.... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted the commercial fishing vessel Tracer safely back to shore after the crew of the vessel reported taking on water approximately 4 miles offshore of Long Beach, Washington, Sunday afternoon.... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard rescued six people from grounded vessels in Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, Saturday. At 2:35 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a private helicopter of a 17-foot johnboat with three people on board that was taking on water in the Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana. Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the people.... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
  (Photos courtesy fishing vessel Strike Zone crew/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help identifying the owner of a 12-foot, white paddle board with yellow and red markings found approximately two miles offshore Ulua Beach Park, Maui, Sunday. ... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After evaluating the port conditions following the passage of Winter Storm Helena, the Captain of the Port (COTP) has fully reopened the Port of Virginia.  “The port is back open without restrictions,” said Lt. Ian King of Sector Hampton Roads' Prevention Department. “However, we urge mariners to be cautious of and to report any hazards to navigation following the storm.“ ... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
Click image for video PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued two men from a john boat approximately 4 miles north of Salem, New Jersey today. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified at approximately 11:35 p.m. Saturday from a Salem 911 dispatcher that a 16-foot john boat had become disabled near Salem, New Jersey. ... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
Editor's note: Click on photo for link to high resolution version SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday after a 19-foot boat took on water 12 miles west of Hudson Beach. Sector St. Petersburg watch standers were notified at 3:15 p.m. from a 911 transfer call from Pasco County Sheriff's Office. ... [Read More]
January 8, 2017
BOSTON — A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew along with the Provincetown Harbormaster and Provincetown Police and Fire Departments rescued a fisherman after he fell overboard Saturday night near MacMillan Pier in Provincetown. Coast Guard watchstanders received a mayday call from the fishing vessel Resolute at around 9:30 pm Saturday stating a crewmember had fell overboard near the pier. The crew of the Resolute threw the man a life ring, which had a strobe light attached to it, but were unable to recover him.... [Read More]
January 7, 2017
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk crew rescues four crew members from the fishing vessel Lady Gudny adrift dead in the water 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2017. The Lady Gudny experienced fuel problems and exhausted its supply of fuel filters. Video by Air Station Kodiak. JUNEAU, Alaska — The commercial tug Anna-T took the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR into tow 230 miles southeast of Kodiak Saturday afternoon and is in transit to Kodiak.... [Read More]
January 7, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After evaluating the port conditions following the passage of Winter Storm Helena, the Captain of the Port (COTP) has revised the Port of Virginia restrictions.  Effective at midnight on Saturday, vessel traffic will be permitted to resume through the Hampton Roads COTP zone for all vessels bound to or from locations in the Maryland-National Capital Region COTP zone. Restrictions remain in place for vessels bound to or from locations within the Hampton Roads COTP zone. ... [Read More]
January 7, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two men and a dog near Reggio, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a cell phone call for assistance at approximately 7:30 a.m. from a person aboard a 17-foot flat-bottomed boat that was swamped near Lake Lery in Reggio, Louisiana. There were three men and a dog aboard the boat. Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the men and the dog.... [Read More]
January 7, 2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are searching for three men who went duck hunting in the vicinity of Carancahua Bay, between Port Lavaca and Palacios, and did not return Friday morning. Missing are Starett Burke from Wallisville, Spencer Hall from Mont Belvieu, and Chris Ruckman from Dayton.... [Read More]

Pages