Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed
Cleanup of an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana has been completed. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, that occurred March 21 have been completed, Wednesday. Hilcorp Energy reported that the source of the oil discharge...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Venice, Louisiana
The Coast Guard oversees the response to an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, March 21, 2017.  (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a natural gas and crude oil discharge from an abandoned wellhead owned by Hilcorp Energy near mile marker 10 on the Lower Mississippi River, southwest of Venice,...

Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations near Pipe, Drummond Islands

Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations near Pipe, Drummond Islands
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard will continue with spring breakout operations on the St. Marys River near Pipe and Drummond Islands, beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter will conduct ice breaking operations to open the Pipe Island Passage, north and east of Pipe Island, and will circumnavigate Drummond Island along the International Boundary Line into the North...

Coast Guard to break ice in Duluth-Superior

Coast Guard to break ice in Duluth-Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder is scheduled to commence spring break out operations in the Duluth-Superior area Thursday. These operations will continue periodically over the next few days and weeks to prepare regional waterways for the start of the Great Lakes commercial navigation season. Initially, ice breaking operations will occur inside the Duluth and Superior Harbors....

Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations on bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations on bay of Green Bay
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is urging residents and people recreating on the bay of Green Bay to use caution during ice breaking operations scheduled for Monday. The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is scheduled to break ice in areas near the Fox River Entrance Channel, the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, the Menominee River entrance and the Little Bay De Noc near Escanaba. Recreational users of the ice...

Full-scale exercise completed by Coast Guard, partner agencies

Full-scale exercise completed by Coast Guard, partner agencies
  NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and partner agencies completed a full-scale oil spill response exercise Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Houma, Louisiana, and The Woodlands, Texas. Partner agencies included but not limited to: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Secretaría de Marina NOAA Environmental Protection Agency Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office Louisiana Department of Environmental...

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard proposed on Tuesday, to improve and relocate the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light and Marcus Hook Range Front Light on the Delaware River near Bellefonte, Delaware. The proposed changes are intended to increase navigational safety, enhance light intensity, and provide a more cost-efficient power supply. As part of this project, the Coast Guard would remove the existing...

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sunken towing vessel at a pier, near Wickliffe, Kentucky, Thursday. The UTV Tom Rogers reportedly capsized and sank at 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, at mile marker 951 on the Lower Mississippi River with about 3,500 gallons of diesel on board. SWS Environmental Services, an oil spill response organization, will conduct assessments of the water...

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2016 ballast water management report

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2016 ballast water management report
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announces the release of the Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group’s 2016 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management activities. The Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group is a bi-national collection of representatives from the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Transport Canada –...