Unified Command continues assessment, clean-up efforts after tug sinks off Oahu

Unified Command continues assessment, clean-up efforts after tug sinks off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, are continuing oil spill clean-up efforts Saturday after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water. Unified Command resources are conducting shoreline, near-shore and over flight assessments of south facing shores...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to tug sinking off Oahu

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to tug sinking off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party have established a Unified Command, Friday, in response to the 95-foot towing vessel Nalani that sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conducted an initial overflight Friday morning of the sinking location and from Barbers Point, north to Nanakuli and...

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service seize 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service seize 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Marine Fisheries Service seized 2,700 pounds of catch, Tuesday evening, after boarding a fishing vessel near the jetties off Cameron, Louisiana. A Coast Guard Station Lake Charles boarding team was on a routine boarding when they discovered the fishing vessel Kathleen Yvonne was not equipped with the legally required turtle excluder devices. The...

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels
CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are continuing Operation Coal Shovel, the seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. As of Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers have logged 493 ice-breaking hours and assisted 53 vessels during Operation Coal Shovel, which began Jan....

2 Puerto Rico fishermen caught fishing illegally in managed fishing area off Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

2 Puerto Rico fishermen caught fishing illegally in managed fishing area off Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans interdicted two Puerto Rico fishermen Thursday and seized their catch after they were found to be fishing illegally inside “Abrir La Sierra Bank,” 14 nautical miles southeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. During a separate incident Thursday, the crew of the Raymond Evans also seized five illegal fishing pots that had been deployed in Tourmaline...

Coast Guard responds to 80-foot sunken vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to 80-foot sunken vessel near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are responding to the sinking of the 80-foot fishing vessel Eyak approximately 13 miles south of Sitka Harbor, Monday. Sector Juneau personnel will monitor the sunken vessel for signs of pollution until the owner can salvage the vessel. Sector Juneau watchstanders received a call on VHF channel 16 from a crewmember aboard the Eyak stating they...

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Honolulu Harbor

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Honolulu Harbor
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Department of Transportation Harbors are responding to a diesel fuel spill from an abandoned fishing vessel that sank in Honolulu Harbor, Monday. The Coast Guard received notification at 6:30 p.m. Sunday from a reporting source that the 77 – foot fishing vessel Judy K was sinking at Pier 16 in Honolulu Harbor. The Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation...

Bracing for Winter

Bracing for Winter
Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice. The Coast Guard stands ready to break it. The artery that is the Delaware River provides the means to deliver goods, both needed for survival and the enjoyment of life. When that passage ceases to flow, the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, helped release 19 rehabilitated sea turtles Dec. 15, off the North Carolina coast. A North Carolina Aquarium employee, NCWRC employee and family of the Coast Guard crew joined the voyage where species of turtle including Kemp’s...