Coast Guard Academy celebrates Earth Day by recognizing environmental stewardship efforts

Coast Guard Academy celebrates Earth Day by recognizing environmental stewardship efforts
NEW LONDON, Conn.—In light of Earth Day, the Coast Guard Academy celebrates its ongoing environmental conservation efforts, both on board CGA and in the community. In the past year, CGA has recycled 151,000 pounds of cardboard and 65,000 pounds of single stream. For the second year in a row, the Corps of Cadets earned first place in the Commander-in-Chief’s Great American Can Roundup, an aluminum...

Coast Guard continues to respond to diesel fuel spill near St. Louis

Coast Guard continues to respond to diesel fuel spill near St. Louis
HARTFORD, Ill.—The Coast Guard has re-opened the Mississippi River from MM 160 to MM 195, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River watchstanders were notified that an underwater pipeline ruptured at the Phillips 66-operated terminal rear MM 194 at 9:15 a.m., Friday. Personnel from the Coast Guard, Phillips 66 and oil spill response organizations are on scene doing shoreline assessments...

Coast Guard responding to diesel fuel spill near St. Louis

Coast Guard responding to diesel fuel spill near St. Louis
HARTFORD, Ill. — The Coast Guard in coordination with Phillips 66 is responding to a report of a diesel fuel spill in the Cahokia Canal in the upper Mississippi River, Friday. The Mississippi River is closed from MM 160 to MM 195. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River watchstanders were notified that an underwater pipeline ruptured at the Phillips 66-operated terminal near MM 194 at 9:15 a.m....

Coast Guard continues response to boat aground near Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard continues response to boat aground near Manasquan Inlet, NJ
The 77-foot commercial fishing vessel, Capt. Gavin, aground Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard continued responding Thursday to a fishing boat that ran aground Wednesday in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is overseeing commercial salvage operations to offload fuel and oil to prevent possible...

US, Canadian Coast Guards continue ice breaking operations on Lake Superior

US, Canadian Coast Guards continue ice breaking operations on Lake Superior
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw (foreground) and Alder continue ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior, creating tracks that will enable 18 vessels currently being staged to continue transiting to and from the lower Great Lakes, April 7, 2015.SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard continue to break ice on eastern Lake Superior for vessels that are waiting...

Coast Guard conducts shoreline assessment after multi-vessel collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard conducts shoreline assessment after multi-vessel collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Lower Mississippi River was opened for restricted traffic between mile marker 160 and 163, as of 10 p.m., Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans launched two shoreline assessment teams, Tuesday morning, to identify potential shoreline impacts on the Mississippi River and any recoverable oil product from the discharge, which took place yesterday. A Coast Guard overflight took place...

Investigation and cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill continues

Investigation and cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill continues
An aerial view of pollution at Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland, Saturday, April 4, 2015, allows Coast Guard and other responders to survey the overall size of the pollution and to ensure it had not spread to other areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Detroit) CLEVELAND — Crews are continuing their investigation and cleanup Sunday for an unknown substance that was released Friday into...

Coast Guard continues investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club

Coast Guard continues investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club
An aerial view of pollution at Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland, Saturday, April 4, 2015, allows Coast Guard and other responders to survey the overall size of the pollution and to ensure it had not spread to other areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Detroit) CLEVELAND — Crews are continuing their response and investigation Saturday for an unknown substance that was released Friday into...

Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders investigating potential spill at Forest City Yacht Club

Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders investigating potential spill at Forest City Yacht Club
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard pollution responders are investigating a potential spill of an unknown substance in Lake Erie at the Forest City Yacht Club. Contractors from Clean Harbors are currently on scene to investigate and, if needed, conduct clean-up operations. Shortly before noon, Marine Safety Unit Cleveland pollution responders received a report from Forest City Yacht Club of an unknown substance...