Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star operates near two seals off the shore of Antarctica, Jan. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice...

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Kaktovik, Alaska

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Kaktovik, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Unified Command has been established in response to a diesel fuel discharge discovered Monday from a North Slope Borough-owned storage tank in Kaktovik. The product discharged was ultra-low sulfur diesel that discharged from an above-ground storage tank with a total capacity of 5,000 gallons. The tank reportedly discharged an estimated 4,200 gallons of diesel. The discharge...

Commercial shipping, ice breaking activity on Muskegon Lake

Commercial shipping, ice breaking activity on Muskegon Lake
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is alerting the general public of commercial shipping and ice breaking activity that will take place on Muskegon Lake, Jan. 11, through Jan 15, 2017. Several vessels are expected to transit the channel in and out of Muskegon at various times throughout the weekend. Ice breaking in support of these vessel movements will also take place. Recreational users of the ice should...

Coast Guard ends response to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard ends response to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is no longer responding to the site of an oil production platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported that there were no hotspots or major pollution threats aboard the platform. Over flights were conducted on January 9 with no reports of sheening on the water. The...

Coast Guard reports oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico is extinguished

Coast Guard reports oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico is extinguished
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that the oil production platform fire near Grand Isle, Louisiana, has been extinguished, Thursday. A fire on a Renaissance Offshore LLC oil production platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana, is reported to have been extinguished at approximately 6:15 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at approximately 2:30 a.m. that an...

Coast Guard responding to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a fire on an oil production platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at approximately 2:30 a.m. that an oil production platform caught fire approximately 80 miles south of Grand Isle. Watchstanders directed the launch of an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation...

Diesel spill clean up complete near Reserve, Louisiana

Diesel spill clean up complete near Reserve, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for a 500-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Mississippi River near Reserve, Louisiana, have been completed, Tuesday. Custom Fuel Services’ tank barge reportedly discharged 500 gallons of diesel into the Mississippi River during a diesel fuel transfer near mile marker 137 at approximately 5 p.m., Monday. Environmental Safety and Health...

Coast Guard monitors diesel spill near Reserve, Louisiana

Coast Guard monitors diesel spill near Reserve, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 500-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Mississippi River near Reserve, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5:00 p.m. that Custom Fuel Services’ tank barge reportedly discharged 500 gallons of diesel into the Mississippi River during a diesel fuel transfer near mile marker...

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that commercial fuel shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay will conclude by Jan. 20,  2017.  At that time, in conjunction with the Green Bay (Brown County) Port Director, the Coast Guard will signal the end of the local navigation season and close the southern portion of the bay to shipping. For the rest of Green Bay, once the bulk of the commercial...