Coast Guard partners with NOAA and National Parks to protect marine sanctuary near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard partners with NOAA and National Parks to protect marine sanctuary near Santa Cruz Island
The 27-foot sailing vessel aground off Santa Cruz Island. LOS ANGELES – Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara responded to a sailing vessel aground off Santa Cruz Island, Monday. MSD Santa Barbara members received initial notification from watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach of a 27-foot sailing vessel that ran aground off Santa Cruz Island. After receiving...

Coast Guard, NOAA resolve closed area fishing cases for $80,000

Coast Guard, NOAA resolve closed area fishing cases for $80,000
BOSTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently resolved two civil penalty cases with two separate fishing vessel owners who violated the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act when their crews were found fishing in closed areas. There are five closed fishing areas in New England that cover about 8,000 square miles of protected waters. Closed areas aim to...

Coast Guard Completes Review of Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Operations

Coast Guard Completes Review of Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Operations
Beach cleanup crew members work to cleanup oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Federal On-Scene Coordinator’s (FOSC) report on ocean and coastal response and cleanup operations for the Refugio Beach oil spill was released Tuesday. The 47-page report includes an overall review...

Coast Guard completes all temporary moves of navigation aids in Hawaiian harbors

Coast Guard completes all temporary moves of navigation aids in Hawaiian harbors
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard completed all temporary moves of aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors Saturday, assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with dredging operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons conducted maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili, and then at Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), Hilo,...

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations for Ji Hyun, urges preparadness for Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations for Ji Hyun, urges preparadness for Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout American Samoa prior to the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Amos. The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator overseeing the salvage operations for the 61-foot fishing vessel Ji Hyun has directed it to be anchored and ballasted...

Coast Guard partner agencies remove fuel from yacht in Bremerton Marina

Coast Guard partner agencies remove fuel from yacht in Bremerton Marina
The Northwind, a 1930s era yacht, lists to the starboard side while moored at the Bremerton Marina in Bremerton, Wash., April 20, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Donald Warden. SEATTLE — Response crews helped mitigate a potential pollution threat by removing 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel from a yacht that was listing in the Bremerton Marina, Wednesday. The Northwind, a 130-foot...

Coast Guard to temporarily move aids in Honolulu Harbor

Coast Guard to temporarily move aids in Honolulu Harbor
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard will begin temporarily moving aids to navigation in Honolulu Harbor Friday to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with planned dredging operations. As previously announced, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons will conduct maintenance dredging in March and April in Nawiliwili, Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), Hilo, Kahului, and Honolulu harbors. Mariners...

Coast Guard issues pollution safety advisory for vicinity of Ocean Shores, Wash

Coast Guard issues pollution safety advisory for vicinity of Ocean Shores, Wash
The 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer is seen near the beach at Ocean Shores, Wash. April 16, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett. OCEAN SHORES, Wash.— The Coast Guard advised beachgoers Saturday to stay clear of the wreckage from the 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer that washed ashore after taking on water and partially sinking near Grays Harbor Friday night. Although...

Unified Command responds to submerged excavator in Quinac River near Tuntutuliak, Alaska

Unified Command responds to submerged excavator in Quinac River near Tuntutuliak, Alaska
TUNTUTULIAK, Alaska — A Unified Command has been formed to respond to the potential release of diesel fuel and lube oils from an excavator which became submerged in the Quinac River near Tuntutuliak, March 24. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are coordinating clean-up efforts with the City of Tuntutuliak and the owner of the excavator. Coast Guard...