Coast Guard Sector Juneau monitoring vessels for non-compliance with Vessel Response Plan regulations

Coast Guard Sector Juneau monitoring vessels for non-compliance with Vessel Response Plan regulations
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska is monitoring ongoing instances where tank vessels and non-tank vessels required to meet Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 155, Subpart D and Subpart J, have been transiting within the boundaries of the Southeast Alaska COTP Zone without the required Vessel Response Plan and/or Geographic Specific Appendix. Tank vessels 150...

Coast Guard Cutter Line ensures delivery of vital home heating oil to Port Jefferson

Coast Guard Cutter Line ensures delivery of vital home heating oil to Port Jefferson
The Line breaking a vessel out of the ice near West Point, NY NEW YORK – The Coast Guard Cutter Line helped facilitate the delivery of 60,000 barrels of home heating oil on Saturday and another 78,000 barrels on Sunday to Port Jefferson, New York. Without the deliveries made during this weekend, more than 1 million customers throughout the Long Island area would have been without home heating oil. The...

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper
Red snapper seized by Coast Guard small boat crews during a lancha interdiction in South Texas waters Feb. 26, 2015.  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Customs and Border Protection aircrew alerted Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California
The endangered olive ridley sea turtle, nicknamed Solstice, sits in her crate during transport from Newport, Ore., to San Diego, Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard transported an endangered olive ridley sea turtle from Newport, Oregon, to San Diego SeaWorld Rescue for rehabilitation, Tuesday. The turtle, nicknamed Solstice, was...

Petroleum spill cleanup efforts continue near Auke Bay, Alaska

Petroleum spill cleanup efforts continue near Auke Bay, Alaska
Petty Officer 2nd Class Danielle Haile and Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Stixrud, marine science technicians with Coast Guard Sector Juneau, inspect boom put in place to contain a spill in Auke Bay Harbor in Juneau, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst)JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation...

Coast Guard and State of Alaska investigate petroleum spill near Auke Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard and State of Alaska investigate petroleum spill near Auke Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard personnel from Sector Juneau lay absorbent pads into the water to absorb spilled petroleum products at Auke Bay Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck)JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are investigating the spill of approximately of 50-100 gallons...

Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region

Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region
Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, a 65-foot ice breaking-tug, to help free a local tugboat stuck in the upper Chesapeake Bay ice Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin)Baltimore – The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways...

Residents in Boomer Bottom allowed to return home as West Virginia Train Derailment Unified Command continues work

Residents in Boomer Bottom allowed to return home as West Virginia Train Derailment Unified Command continues work
The West Virginia Train Derailment Unified Command continues to work with federal, state and local agencies on the response efforts for the train derailment that occurred near Mount Carbon, Feb. 15, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Angie Vallier) MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – The Unified Command announced Thursday that residents evacuated from Boomer Bottom following the West Virginia...

Coast Guard working to break ice on Delaware River, waterway restrictions in place

Coast Guard working to break ice on Delaware River, waterway restrictions in place
Coast Guard Cutter Capstan breaks through the ice on the Delaware River Thursday, Feb. 18, 2015, near Philadelphia. The Capstan crew has conducted daily ice breaking operations on the Delaware River for the past few days. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Hoey) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is working to break ice Thursday on the Delaware River. The crews of the Coast Guard...