Hurricane Maria response crews assess damaged vessel in Cataño, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria response crews assess damaged vessel in Cataño, Puerto Rico
Local salvage teams, working in support of the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response, assess removal options for a vessel wrecked in Hurricane Maria, Cataño, Puerto Rico, Dec. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando) The ESF-10 mission is offering no-cost options for removing vessels stranded by Hurricane Maria; affected boat owners are asked to call the...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) Florida response crews conduct removal operations on a sailing vessel near West Palm Beach, Fla., on Dec. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways thirteen weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida...

Hurricane Maria Response Crews Conduct Vessel Owner Outreach in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Response Crews Conduct Vessel Owner Outreach in Culebra, Puerto Rico
Team members with the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico assess distressed vessels, locate boat owners, and evaluate possible environmental concerns surrounding salvage operations, Culebra, Puerto Rico, Dec. 8, 2017. The team that visited the marina included representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ESF-10 mission...

Hurricane Maria response team assesses distressed vessels in Isleta Marina, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria response team assesses distressed vessels  in Isleta Marina, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Travis Rogers, a member of the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response team, describes efforts to remove damaged and sunken vessels from the water and return them to the owner at no cost, or process them for disposal. Boat owners are urged to call the Vessel Owner Outreach Hotline at (786) 521-3900 to salvage their stricken vessels at no cost. (U.S. Coast Guard video...

Pacific Paradise successfully removed from reef off Oahu

Pacific Paradise successfully removed from reef off Oahu
Following removal from the beach, crews prepare the Pacific Paradise further about a mile offshore from Oahu, Dec. 7, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Todd Duke) HONOLULU — The grounded Pacific Paradise was successfully removed from the reef off Kaimana Beach Thursday. The State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources will assume the lead as the coordinating agency to work...

Crews make progress towing Pacific Paradise off Kaimana Beach

Crews make progress towing Pacific Paradise off Kaimana Beach
Responders prepare to rig and tow the Pacific Paradise off the reef first thing in the morning off Waikiki, Dec. 6, 2017. The salvage team made progress moving the vessel about 600 feet off the reef into the sandy channel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) The Pacific Paradise is towed about 600 feet off the reef to a sandy channel as the tide ebbs in Waikiki, Hawaii,...

Work to repair interior bulkhead of Pacific Paradise proceeding off Oahu

Work to repair interior bulkhead of Pacific Paradise proceeding off Oahu
Responders continue work to salvage the  Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU—The response team is continuing work aboard the Pacific Paradise to repair a bulkhead between the fish hold and the engine room essential to watertight integrity, Tuesday off Kaimana Beach. “It’s a challenging...

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands. Interested...

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division reports the in-situ burn was conducted Friday from 12 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Air monitoring was conducted and the results showed no level of concern. The IMD is scheduled...