Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy
Containment boom around the Caribbean Fantasy, moored at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command is continuing salvage operations at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor. The Unified Command is establishing mechanical ventilation to circulate air through the vessel. A marine...

South Korean company fined $275,000 for second violation of Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships

South Korean company fined $275,000 for second violation of Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships
HONOLULU — United States District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi accepted the guilty plea of Doorae Shipping Co., LTD, a South Korean maritime operations company, and sentenced the company to pay a fine of $275,000, and a term of three years of probation for the failure to maintain an accurate oil record book, in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. According to the Information...

Coast Guard responds to a vessel fire in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard responds to a vessel fire in Lake Tahoe
Passenger vessel Tahoe Queen SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a passenger vessel that caught fire on Lake Tahoe Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received notification from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe that the 119-foot passenger vessel Tahoe Queen was on fire at Zephyr Cove. A Station Lake Tahoe 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Pilottown, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Pilottown, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge near Pilottown, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:00 a.m. that approximately 840 gallons of crude oil entered the Lower Mississippi River near South Pass from a corroded flow line. OMI Environmental Solutions has deployed approximately 1,200 feet of sorbent boom around the...

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Juniper conduct a test of a prototype ice cage, Tuesday, August 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mr. Alex Balsley) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, located in New London, Connecticut, and the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper worked throughout the week to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies to use when responding to oil spills...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 15-19. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry,...

Tawas Point Lighthouse to be turned off in September

Tawas Point Lighthouse to be turned off in September
CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a change coming to the Tawas Point Lighthouse navigational aid in East Tawas, Michigan, in September. The U. S. Coast Guard will be turning off the light inside the Tawas Point Lighthouse and activating a new lighted aid to navigation about 3,000 feet away at Tawas Point where the fog signal is located, providing better visibility to mariners. In...

9 Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System sites to close

9 Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System sites to close
WASHINGTON – Nine Coast Guard Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites will close Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard decided to close the sites after reviewing public comments from two Federal Register notices and consulting with the Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers. In 2015, the Coast Guard, DOT and Army Corps of Engineers proposed decommissioning 62 of the...

Coast Guard, other agencies responding to oil spill near Main Pass

Coast Guard, other agencies responding to oil spill near Main Pass
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a crude oil spill near Main Pass, Tuesday. An estimated maximum potential of 4,200 gallons of crude oil discharged from a well owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company. OMI Environmental Solutions and Clean Gulf Associates, oil spill response organizations, have been contracted by TPIC to conduct clean up operations. The Coast...