Coast Guard responds to sewage release from Coast Guard Station South Portland

Coast Guard responds to sewage release from Coast Guard Station South Portland
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection after a release of an estimated 1,500 gallons of untreated sewage from Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine, into the Fore River. A local contractor damaged the sewage pipe during a base construction project. The Maine DEP was notified of the incident and responded to evaluate the situation. The source...

Coast Guard issues violations for illegal fishing near Cape Romain

Coast Guard issues violations for illegal fishing near Cape Romain
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard boarding team issued fishing and safety violations Thursday to a vessel 19 miles east of Cape Romain, South Carolina. The 44-foot fishing vessel The Long Line was found actively laying and retrieving fishing pots in a prohibited area. The Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant noticed The Long Line crew setting their pods Wednesday night and later retrieving the pods Thursday...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped two lanchas with a total of ten Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lanchas and 584 red snapper, totaling 2,814 lbs, were seized. The Mexican fishermen...

Coast Guard investigates tug collision, monitors sunken boat

Coast Guard investigates tug collision, monitors sunken boat
The 80-foot tugboat Capt Mackintire is in tow off Portland, Maine, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a tug collision that occurred about three miles south of Kennebunk, Maine, early Thursday, and monitoring the site where one of the stricken vessels sank. One of the two crewmen aboard the 40-foot tugboat Helen Louise alerted...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel on fire on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a report at 7:20 a.m. of the towboat Leland Speaks adrift and on fire on the lower Mississippi River. Towboats gained control of the vessel and pushed it aground at mile marker 509. The Leland Speaks...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. Longline gear, 20 sharks and 60 red snapper fish were identified onboard the lancha prior to it sinking....

Coast Guard cleanup of Astoria oil spill winding down

Coast Guard cleanup of Astoria oil spill winding down
Cleanup of an oil spill in the Columbia River is winding down, Feb. 12, 2018, after an oil tank was removed from under a dilapidated pier adjacent to the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Jan. 30, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Campanale. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard’s cleanup efforts of an oil spill in the Columbia River adjacent to the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa...

Hurricane Maria Response Team Assesses Distressed Vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Response Team Assesses Distressed Vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
ESF-10 Hurricane Maria Response personnel conduct underwater environmental assessments for impacted vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Feb. 12, 2018.  SAN JUAN – Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico conducted environmental assessments for impacted vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico on Feb. 12, 2018. Environmental assessments are done in advance of boat removal operations in order to minimize...

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts in American Samoa

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts  in American Samoa
Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention and local contractors conduct a visual assessment for any threats of pollution aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard...