Coast Guard responds to possible oil spill near Goleta Beach

Coast Guard responds to possible oil spill near Goleta Beach
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach. Coast Guard received a call from Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday reporting that there was a large amount of sheen in the water, 1000 yards off Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Coast Guard immediately launched a team from the Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Upper Houston Ship Channel closed after diesel spill

Upper Houston Ship Channel closed after diesel spill
HOUSTON – A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received the initial report at 7:13 a.m. of a diesel storage tank overflowing into the waterway. To facilitate spill assessment and response operations, the Captain of the Port...

Coast Guard assists in release of more than 600 sea turtles off Boca Raton coast

Coast Guard assists in release of more than 600 sea turtles off Boca Raton coast
MIAMI — More than 600 baby sea turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean Monday in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, transported marine scientists and volunteers from the Gumbo Limbo...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean
The embarked helicopter crew who were essential to mission success by stopping non-compliant vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Anderson. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home to Key West, Florida, Sunday after an exciting and eventful 65-day patrol operating off the coast of Central and South America. Thetis, a 270 foot cutter based...

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn
MORGAN CITY, La. – The East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command will be conducting an in-situ burn on a section of marsh affected by 1,050 gallons of oil near Belle Isle, St. Mary’s Parish, July 25. In-situ burning is the process of burning oil on the water. Any burn operation includes careful air monitoring to ensure smoke or residue resulting from the burn does not adversely impact people or wildlife. The...

Coast Guard to assist in release of more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings

Coast Guard to assist in release of more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings
MIAMI — More than 570 baby sea turtles are scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean Monday in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will transport marine scientists and volunteers from...

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack stopa lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard cutter crews caught four Mexican nationals illegally fishing in U.S. Waters off Texas Wednesday. Tuesday at 10:53 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack’s crew sighted a potential lancha, or Mexican fishing boat,...

Campaign offers Western Washington boaters free oil spill reporting and clean-up kits

Campaign offers Western Washington boaters free oil spill reporting and clean-up kits
Free oil spill reporting procedures and cleanup kits are being provided to Western Washington boaters.  (Photo courtesy of Washington Sea Grant) SEATTLE – Over the past 10 years, more than 19,000 gallons of pollution has been spilled into Puget Sound with 75 percent coming from recreational boaters and commercial fishing vessels. As part of a summer long education and awareness campaign to prevent...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Charenton Canal, Charenton, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified the towing vessel Mrs. Baye sank in the middle of the Charenton Canal at approximately 5:30 a.m. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City Captain of the Port David McClellan has closed the canal to commercial...