Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Mich., crew rescues bald eagle

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Mich., crew rescues bald eagle
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard crew from Station Saginaw River, Michigan rescued a juvenile bald eagle along the Saginaw River, Thursday afternoon. America, as the bird was later named by the crew, was thought to have been injured when it was rescued, but has been given a clean bill of health by wildlife experts. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexvile, Michigan, was notified...

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois
Chester, Illinois — The Coast Guard is responding to the reported sinking of a towing vessel on the upper Mississippi River near Chester at about 12:30 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received the initial report of the towing vessel Maverick sinking at mile marker 105. There was a crew of two persons aboard the towboat when it sank. Both crewmembers were safely rescued...

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – City of Valdez and Coast Guard personnel responded to a report of a vessel explosion in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:55 p.m. local time Wednesday, the 30-foot commercial fishing vessel Fireman, with one adult onboard, exploded in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor adjacent the Best Western Hotel. The individual on board, who walked off after the explosion,...

Coast Guard, Washington State Dept. of Ecology respond to grounded vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard, Washington State Dept. of Ecology respond to grounded vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are responding to a report a of 65-foot pleasure craft aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Washington, Sunday morning. The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology responded to a 65-foot pleasure craft that ran aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Wash., Sept. 14, 2014. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo) There is...

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish
BOSTON – Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay. Response crews with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Hawaii first responders take part in triennial oil and hazardous substance response exercise

Hawaii first responders take part in triennial oil and hazardous substance response exercise
HONOLULU — Federal, state and local first responders conducted the first part of a full scale response exercise at the Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor Wednesday. The scenario for the exercise simulated a fire breaking out during an early morning oil transfer at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor followed by an oil spill that occurs as a result of the fire incident. The exercise tested and evaluated core...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on Manistee North Pierhead Light solarization

Coast Guard seeking public comment on Manistee North Pierhead Light solarization
CLEVELAND – To facilitate public participation, the Coast Guard is inviting the public to comment on the replacement of the sub-cable with solar panels and an LED lantern in the Manistee North Pierhead Light in Manistee, Michigan. On June 7th, 2013, the sub-cable supplying power to the Manistee North Pierhead Light was destroyed by severe weather, making this a safety concern for all mariners. On...

Coast Guard seeks public comments on lens removal from 3 Great Lakes lighthouses

Coast Guard seeks public comments on lens removal from 3 Great Lakes lighthouses
CLEVELAND – To facilitate public participation, the Coast Guard is inviting the public to comment on the replacement of the Fresnel lens with a LED lantern in three lighthouse on the great lakes. The three lights being considered for changes are: Port Sanilac Light in Port Sanilac, Michigan Plum Island Range Real Light in Plum Island, Wisconsin St. James Light in James Harbor, Michigan The Coast...

Coast Guard to oversee salvage of aground Mexican shrimper

 Coast Guard to oversee salvage of aground Mexican shrimper
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard will oversee a salvage operation Sunday, to remove a Mexican shrimper that ran aground on South Padre Island while attempting to seek refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly. The 67-foot Mexican shrimper Jackie C was one of nearly 70 Mexican vessels seeking safe harbor in the Port of Brownsville from Tropical Storm Dolly. They ran aground around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The...