Responders secure well, continue oil cleanup southwest of Port Sulphur

Responders secure well, continue oil cleanup southwest of Port Sulphur
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS — Responders secured the CM-183 wellhead leak in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur at 3:12 p.m., Thursday. Responders with Wild Well Control were able to secure the well shortly after the arrival of a specialized equipment barge, while crews continue cleanup operations....

Station Channel Islands Harbor receives new boats to aid in missions

Station Channel Islands Harbor receives new boats to aid in missions
OXNARD, Calif. – Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor received two new small boats this month as part of the service’s plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based fleet. The station received a 45-foot RB-M to replace the aging and outdated 41-foot Utility Boat. They also received a new 29-foot RB-S II that will be replacing the station’s 25-foot RB-S I. The 45-foot RB-M boasts...

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases ballast water management report

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases ballast water management report
CLEVELAND — The Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group released this month its 2012 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management report. Click here to view or download the 2012 summary report. The mission of the BWWG is to harmonize ballast water management efforts between: the U.S. Coast Guard; Transport Canada; the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; and the St. Lawrence...

Coast Guard, EPA investigate potential for Asian carp to enter Great Lakes in barges

Coast Guard, EPA investigate potential for Asian carp to enter Great Lakes in barges
CLEVELAND — A study conducted by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Thursday concluded that barge ballast tanks present a minimal risk for incidental transport and introduction of Asian carp into the waters of the Great Lakes. There has been concern that Asian carp eggs, larvae and fry contained in towboat and barge...

Coast Guard, Cameron County Sheriff search for bridge jumper

Coast Guard, Cameron County Sheriff search for bridge jumper
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is assisting Cameron County Sheriff’s Department in searching for a man who was reported to have jumped from the Queen Isabella Causeway Bridge in South Padre Island, Thursday morning. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island called the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center at 4:13 a.m., reporting that a person had exited a taxi and jumped off...

Coast Guard repatriates 13 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 13 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 13 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. During a routine patrol, the crew aboard a Coast Guard Ocean Sentry aircraft spotted a suspected migrant vessel south of Marquesas Keys, Fla., Saturday. The crew reported the vessel to Coast Guard Sector Key West and remained on scene until a patrolling vessel responded. The...

Coast Guard, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak sign joint cooperation agreement in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard, Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak sign joint cooperation agreement in Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard and the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak signed a memorandum of understanding to improve cooperation between the two governments during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak Wednesday. The memorandum formalizes the joint relationship between the two entities to promote positive communication and cooperation on cultural, environmental, and community issues of importance. “This...

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of fire aboard Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Bear

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of fire aboard Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Bear
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and Portsmouth Fire Department responded Thursday to a fire aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, while moored at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. The fire was reported at 11:58 a.m. in the damage control shop aboard the cutter. Personnel aboard the Bear, the Coast Guard Cutter Forward and Base Portsmouth responded to the fire. Portsmouth Fire Department personnel arrived...

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill southwest of Port Sulphur

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill southwest of Port Sulphur
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oil spill in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur, Wednesday. Swift Energy, the responsible party, has contracted a barge to secure the wellhead. Response crews have deployed 1,800-feet of boom to contain the discharged oily-water mixture from the wellhead. The discharge coming from the wellhead is less than 840...