Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel

Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal channel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Wednesday. Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Morgan City and Coast Guard Cutter Axe constructed new channel markers in the waterway. The new waterway is intended to be safer for mariners, and will shorten travel time.

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage operations for two sunken vessels in the Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Wednesday. Resolve Salvage & Fire, Inc., is conducting the salvage operations. Oil Recovery Company, Inc., is continuing cleanup operation of the remaining fuel and oil. The Captain of the Port of Mobile has placed a one-way vessel traffic restriction...

Coast Guard responds to 2 vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to 2 vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard is responding to two sunken vessels in Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from the crew of the towing vessel Miss Sammy Lee, reporting the sinking of two vessels, the 52-foot towing vessel Delta Amber, and the 26-foot dredging vessel Nicholas. The Miss Sammy Lee crew rescued the crews from...

Coast Guard tows grounded vessel, responds to pollution near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard tows grounded vessel, responds to pollution near Anacortes, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat- Medium crew towed and safely moored the fishing vessel Arline at the Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes after receiving a report that vessel was aground in the Swinomish Channel Thursday evening. A boarding was conducted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Adelie, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., revealing...

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard natural gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard natural gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard launched several assets in response to a report of a fire on board a natural gas drill platform in Cook Inlet Thursday. The Coast Guard diverted a Coast Guard Hercules HC-130 crew and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to conduct an overflight of the Baker Platform in Cook Inlet, near Nikiski. The Coast Guard also launched the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the...

Coast Guard Station Gulfport helps sea turtles swim free

Coast Guard Station Gulfport helps sea turtles swim free
NEW ORLEANS – Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Gulfport and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies transported rehabilitated sea turtles to a safe location in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. The Coast Guard acted as a transport to release 10 rehabilitated turtles to the ocean, which according to IMMS, is safer than the beach, where a variety of factors can pose dangers to their safe release. Station...

New Coast Guard aids to navigation unit opens for operations on Oak Island

New Coast Guard aids to navigation unit opens for operations on Oak Island
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Coast Guard members held a commissioning ceremony Tuesday, which officially established Aids to Navigation Team Oak Island at Station Oak Island. Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, 5th District commander, officially designated Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan R. Yoraschek as officer in charge of the new ANT Oak Island unit during the ceremony. A new sign is unveiled Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014...

Coast Guard assists in pollution response at former English Station power plant site

Coast Guard assists in pollution response at former English Station power plant site
New Haven, Conn. – The Coast Guard is assisting with the cleanup and mitigation of potentially hazardous substances on the Mill River near the English Station. On Sept. 15, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) contacted Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and requested assistance in assessing and responding to the potential release of hazardous materials into...

New Coast Guard aids to navigation team to open for operations on Oak Island

New Coast Guard aids to navigation team to open for operations on Oak Island
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a commissioning ceremony for Aids to Navigation Team Oak Island Monday at 300-B Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island at 10 a.m. Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, 5th District commander, will officially designate Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan R. Yoraschek as officer in charge of the new ANT Oak Island unit during the ceremony. ANT Oak Island’s primary...