Coast Guard to discontinue 166 navigational aids in Virginia Inside Passage

Coast Guard to discontinue 166 navigational aids in Virginia Inside Passage
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to discontinue 166 navigational aids within the Virginia Inside Passage (VIP) due to shoaling and other navigational safety concerns throughout the area. Fixed aids to navigation will be removed as Coast Guard resources permit over the next several years and will be listed under an Advance Notice in future Local Notice to Mariners. The decision follows...

Update: M/V Roger Blough aground in Lake Superior

Update: M/V Roger Blough aground in Lake Superior
Responders place protective boom around the stern of the motor vessel Roger Blough near Gros Cap Reefs Light in Lake Superior, May 30, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Merridith Morrison) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Monday, after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in...

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Roger Blough sits grounded in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reefs Light in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, May 29, 2016, as seen from the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Sunday, after the vessel ran aground Friday...

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill
BEAUMONT, Texas — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed a section of the Neches River Saturday, after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released an estimated 880 gallons of Eagle Ford crude oil in the Neches River. The source of the leak has been secured. The Neches ship channel is closed to all vessel traffic and a Coast Guard safety zone has been established from the Kansas City...

Motor Vessel Roger Blough remains aground on Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior

Motor Vessel Roger Blough remains aground on Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Roger Blough sits grounded just off of Gros Cap Reefs Light in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, May 27, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Samantha Coonan) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The Coast Guard continues to monitor the motor vessel Roger Blough after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Coast Guard crews have been...

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews continue to respond to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 833 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding. All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water. Responding...

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews responded to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior Friday afternoon. The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 833 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding. All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water. Multiple...

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River
MARYSVILLE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with other federal, state, local, and Canadian response agencies is conducting a functional oil spill response exercise with Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (“Enbridge”) in Marysville, Michigan, Wednesday, May 25th from 8 a.m., to 3 p.m. More than 400 participants are involved in this exercise of a simulated discharge of light crude...

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to a discharge of oil from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, that occurred at approximately 11 a.m., Thursday. On water recovery vessels are searching for oil that can be safely recovered via skimming. Five on-water recovery vessels have been mobilized...