Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, National Park Service rescue loggerhead sea turtle in North Carolina

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, National Park Service rescue loggerhead sea turtle in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Members from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued a loggerhead sea turtle Sunday in Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received word from a good Samaritan boater the turtle was tangled in a line and dragging a plastic bucket in the vicinity of Bonner Bridge. A National Park Service agent measures a loggerhead sea turtle...

Coast Guard, marine researchers save turtle in Cape Cod

Coast Guard, marine researchers save turtle in Cape Cod
BOSTON — Coast Guard response crews partnered with the Center for Coastal Studies to free a leatherback turtle today after it was entangled in lines near Quicks Hole, Massachusetts. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston, Massachusetts received a call from the fishing vessel Laura C who sighted the turtle in distress near a buoy in Quicks Hole Pass. Coast Guard response...

First Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings conducted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy

First Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings conducted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy
COAST GUARD CUTTER HEALY, Arctic Ocean – Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers successfully landed an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Healy Monday, marking the first time a UAS has completed a take-off and landing aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker. John Ferguson, an Unmanned Aircraft System operator for AeroVironment, releases...

Coast Guard responding to Ohio River diesel fuel spill, portion of river closed to vessel traffic

Coast Guard responding to Ohio River diesel fuel spill, portion of river closed to vessel traffic
CINCINNATI — The Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency Region Four and Five as well as Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has established a safety zone on the Ohio River from mile markers 453 to 468, to facilitate spill assessment...

Coast Guard to conduct Operation Mystery Sheen to combat pollution

Coast Guard to conduct Operation Mystery Sheen to combat pollution
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard will be conducting Operation Mystery Sheen for the next month throughout the Cabrillo, Calif., and Wilmington, Calif., areas. Oil pollution that can cause a sheen on the water is not only a violation of federal, state and local laws but damages the environment to a point of no recovery. Responders from Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach will be working in coordination...

Coast Guard, federal, state, local agencies respond to chemical leak near Elizabeth River

Coast Guard, federal, state, local agencies respond to chemical leak near Elizabeth River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard, federal, state and local first responders are responding Wednesday to a sodium hydroxide chemical leak in Norfolk along the Elizabeth River. It was initially reported the tank was overloaded. Information received since indicates the tank was leaking and not overloaded. Norfolk Fire-Rescue contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center personnel at approximately...

Coast Guard responding to multiple vessel collision near New Orleans

Coast Guard responding to multiple vessel collision near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is investigating a multiple vessel collision on the Mississippi River near Gretna, early Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report, late Tuesday evening, that the Maltese-flagged vessel Flag Gangos lost power and steering near mile marker 97.4 on the Lower Mississippi River. The Flag Gangos collided with the Liberian-flagged...

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to a report of possible pollution caused by the grounding of the motor vessel Pacific Queen, moored at Harris Harbor in Juneau, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard pollution responders arrived on scene and observed a small oil sheen. The hull of Pacific Queen sustained minor damage due to grounding. The owner of the vessel took actions to...

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of 10 miles of long line fishing gear from multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past several days. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon crewmembers seized two miles of long line gear Friday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers seized another seven miles total Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter...