Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario
A sheen is visible from the air in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego, New York, June 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego,...

Coast Guard responds to tanker aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to tanker aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of the 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony after it ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska, Friday morning. The crew of Champion Ebony was able to refloat the vessel and make way under its own power to deeper water at approximately 9:28 a.m., reported no signs of pollution, and is anchored to assess for damages. Coast...

Coast Guard responding to inland oil spill near Ventura

Coast Guard responding to inland oil spill near Ventura
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a potential of 5,000 barrels of crude oil spilled inland near Ventura. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report from the Ventura County Fire Department at 6:30 a.m., Thursday, reporting that a spill from an inland platform occurred. An estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil was reported...

Coast Guard crews respond to train fuel spill east of Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard crews respond to train fuel spill east of Portland, Ore.
Response crews wrap part of a Union Pacific train engine in plastic prior to moving it across the bridge at Bridal Veil Creek east of Portland, Ore., June 21, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Portland. PORTLAND, Ore. – Incident Management Division response personnel from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, responded to a report of a diesel fuel spill from a Union Pacific...

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers
SEATTLE — The companies that own and operate a Greek shipping vessel and two engineers from the ship were convicted Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle of 12 felony counts related to their dumping of oily waste at sea, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  The ship operator, Angelakos Hellas S.A., the ship owner, Gallia Graeca Shipping LTD, the chief engineer, Konstantinos Chrysovergis...

Coast Guard, Center for Coastal Studies free entangled leatherback turtle near Woods Hole

Coast Guard, Center for Coastal Studies free entangled leatherback turtle near Woods Hole
An entangled leatherback turtle is pictured along side a Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat, wrapped in line from a lobster pto. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with entanglement response personnel from the Center for Coastal Studies freed a leatherback turtle Sunday morning after it was reported wrapped in fishing line near Woods Hole. At approximately 8:15 a.m. the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies respond to diesel spill in Gulfport

Coast Guard, state, local agencies respond to diesel spill in Gulfport
Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, NOAA and the Oil Response Company are responding to a diesel spill in Gulfport, Mississippi, Wednesday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania
U.S. Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, Law Enforcement Detachment 108 and Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance  debark a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 40-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire at Bowley’s Marina near Middle River, Md.

Coast Guard responds to boat fire at Bowley’s Marina near Middle River, Md.
A damaged boat from a boat fire at the fuel pier of Bowley’s Marina in Galloway Creek near Middle River, Maryland, Friday, Jun. 10, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Çlass John Sacino) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a boat fire Friday at the fuel pier of Bowley’s Marina in Galloway Creek near Middle River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National...