Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Grays Harbor, seeks public comment

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Grays Harbor, seeks public comment
SEATTLE — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system review of Grays Harbor. Officials are seeking information from local mariners regarding the general use of the waterways and any issues with the visibility, placement or location of aids to navigation in that area before the comment deadline of Jan. 31, 2015. This WAMS is the second...

Responders successfully remove Avalon for disposal near Brinnon, Wash.

Responders successfully remove Avalon for disposal near Brinnon, Wash.
SEATTLE — Responders successfully removed the 65-foot pleasure craft Avalon from the beach near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Tuesday. The Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., have been working the case. DNR will oversee the vessel’s full removal and disposal. Coast Guard and Washington State Department...

Coast Guard continues cleanup at English Station facility

Coast Guard continues cleanup at English Station facility
New Haven, Conn. – Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team continue to oversee the clean up and removal of pollutants and hazardous materials from the English Station facility here and estimate that their objectives could be met by the end of the month. During initial assessment, personnel from the Coast Guard and the Connecticut Department of...

Alaska Regional Response Team to host public meeting in Valdez, Alaska

Alaska Regional Response Team to host public meeting in Valdez, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Regional Response Team will be holding its next regular meeting at the Valdez Council chambers, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday. The public is invited to attend either in person or telephonically and a public comment period is scheduled. Those wishing to comment must sign-up during the meeting. An agenda, contact information and dial in number for the meeting...

Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel

Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal channel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Wednesday. Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Morgan City and Coast Guard Cutter Axe constructed new channel markers in the waterway. The new waterway is intended to be safer for mariners, and will shorten travel time.

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage operations for two sunken vessels in the Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Wednesday. Resolve Salvage & Fire, Inc., is conducting the salvage operations. Oil Recovery Company, Inc., is continuing cleanup operation of the remaining fuel and oil. The Captain of the Port of Mobile has placed a one-way vessel traffic restriction...

Coast Guard responds to 2 vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to 2 vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard is responding to two sunken vessels in Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from the crew of the towing vessel Miss Sammy Lee, reporting the sinking of two vessels, the 52-foot towing vessel Delta Amber, and the 26-foot dredging vessel Nicholas. The Miss Sammy Lee crew rescued the crews from...

Coast Guard tows grounded vessel, responds to pollution near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard tows grounded vessel, responds to pollution near Anacortes, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat- Medium crew towed and safely moored the fishing vessel Arline at the Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes after receiving a report that vessel was aground in the Swinomish Channel Thursday evening. A boarding was conducted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Adelie, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., revealing...