Coast Guard responds to anhydrous ammonia leak on Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to anhydrous ammonia leak on Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge Friday, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston were notified at about 9:45 p.m., shortly after the incident...

Coast Guard monitoring pollution after 38-foot boat breaks up in Lake Erie near Conneaut, Ohio

Coast Guard monitoring pollution after 38-foot boat breaks up in Lake Erie near Conneaut, Ohio
CLEVELAND – A 38-foot pleasure craft that became grounded on the east breakwall inside Conneaut Harbor near Conneaut, Ohio on Tuesday, broke apart and sank Thursday before the owner was able to salvage it. Thursday morning a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, was requested to verify that the vessel was still on the wall. When they arrived on scene, they confirmed that the...

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tillamook Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “T” in Garibaldi, Ore.

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tillamook Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy "T" in Garibaldi, Ore.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard officials have proposed the disestablishment of Tillamook Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “T” (LLNR 680 – 9810) near Garibaldi, Oregon. The proposal to disestablish the buoy came after a determination was made that the buoy does not mark any specific hazard to mariners, and is not necessary for safe navigation. The entrance to Tillamook Bay is additionally...

Coast Guard cancels disestablishment of lighted whistle buoy in Brookings, Ore.

Coast Guard cancels disestablishment of lighted whistle buoy in Brookings, Ore.
SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard officials have determined that it is in the best interest of safe navigation to maintain the Chetco River Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “CR” (LLNR 565-8595) in Brookings, Oregon. The decision to cancel the planned disestablishment of the buoy was made after officials received input by maritime users regarding additional uses of the buoy. The possibility exists...

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a severely injured loggerhead sea turtle in Fire Island Inlet, July 10, 2014. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island was transiting the inlet when they observed what they thought was a person in the water waving their arms for help. When they maneuvered closer, they realized it was a three-foot turtle with large gashes on its shell. Crew members from Coast...

Coast Guard responds to Boston dry dock oil spill

Coast Guard responds to Boston dry dock oil spill
BOSTON — A Coast Guard Sector Boston pollution response crew is responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, dry docked at the Boston Ship Repair facility. The spill, estimated at approximately 11,000 gallons, is self-contained in dry dock and there is currently no oil in the water. Coast Guard pollution response crews from Sector Boston lead the cleanup of an 11,000 gallon contained spill July...

Coast Guard responds to capsized fishing boat in Port Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized fishing boat in Port Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report that the seine fishing vessel Elohim capsized while transiting Port Valdez with four adults aboard. The fishing vessel Infinite Grace recovered all four crewmembers and delivered them to the Valdez Small Boat Harbor....

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack, an 87-foot patrol boat, stopped one of five lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico Tuesday, July 1, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on a routine...

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River in St Louis

 Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River in St Louis
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri after the towing vessel Jim Marko sank earlier Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report that the towing vessel Jim Marko sank near the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. The vessel sank with a reported 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel aboard.  Pollution responders and marine investigators...