U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert: Confined Space Entry Hazards

Below is a Marine Safety Alert (Safety Alert 04-19) issued today by the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of Inspections and Compliance related to hazards of the confined space entry. The alert is posted in full.  Marine Safety Alert - Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers This is a reminder that despite decades of work by to improve confined space entry by maritime … [Read more...]

Mariner Dies After Dredge Workboat Capsizes Near Charleston, South Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency crews were searching for a missing mariner after a dredge workboat capsized near Charleston Harbor, South Carolina on Thursday night. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 9:51 p.m, Thursday, the Dredge Brunswick was towing a workboat with two mariners that capsized. One of the mariners was … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Miami, Florida on Friday worth an estimated $360 million wholesale, the Coast Guard said. The drugs were seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America. The drugs are the result 12 separate vessel interdictions by the … [Read more...]

Search Suspended for Missing Towboat Captain on Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a towing vessel capsized on the lower Mississippi River near Point A La Hache, Louisiana on Monday night.  Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 8:12 p.m. reporting that the 54-foot inspected towing vessel Seattle Slew had capsized at mile marker 55 near Myrtle Grove … [Read more...]