Coast Guard begins pollution removal operations for capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard begins pollution removal operations for capsized vessel near Bethel Island
Coast Guard members discuss salvage operations as Global Diving and Salvage personnel roll and prepare to lift the Spirit of Sacramento out of the water Sept. 28, 2016, near Bethel Island, Calif.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of...

Coast Guard, Oregon DEQ responding to sunken vessel in Goble, Ore.

Coast Guard, Oregon DEQ responding to sunken vessel in Goble, Ore.
An oil spill responder from the National Response Cooperation puts boom in place around the motor vessel Earnest to mitigate environmental impact from the vessel sinking, Sept. 26, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Carr. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard and Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality personnel are responding to the sunken 82-foot tug Earnest, on the...

San Pablo sheen event unified command response concludes, agency investigations continue

San Pablo sheen event unified command response concludes, agency investigations continue
RODEO, Calif. — The Unified Command established for the San Pablo Bay sheen event was demobilized Friday as the sheen has dissipated and there is no additional cleanup work to perform. The Unified Command was formed to respond to the sheen and is responsible only for coordination of cleanup operations. More information on the role of the unified command can be found at http://ift.tt/2cYmXA3. Separate...

Coast Guard, others practice oil spill response in NC

Coast Guard, others practice oil spill response in NC
Coast Guard Capt. Patricia Hill (right), commander, Sector North Carolina, participates in an oil spill exercise at the Morehead City Convention Center in Morehead City, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Buendia) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and members of partner agencies participated in an oil spill response exercise...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to reports of 2 oil sheens in Vallejo

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to reports of 2 oil sheens in Vallejo
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to reports of two oil sheens on the water in the vicinity of the Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery and northern San Pablo Bay Wednesday. At approximately 7:40 a.m., the Coast Guard launched a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco to conduct a first light overflight of the area. The aircrew identified a sheen just...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to reports of strong oil smell in Vallejo

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to reports of strong oil smell in Vallejo
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard and local agencies responded to reports of a smell of oil and sheen on the water near Rodeo and Vallejo Tuesday evening. At approximately 8 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a call from Vessel Traffic Service of the Ferry Intintoli reporting a strong smell of oil while transiting near Rodeo and Vallejo and received further information of sheen on the water...

Coast Guard, agency partners respond to sunken vessel in Seattle

Coast Guard, agency partners respond to sunken vessel in Seattle
The 60-foot pleasure craft that surrounded by oil containment boom and absorbent pads after it sunk at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, Sept. 17, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Madeline Ede. SEATTLE — Coast Guard, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Harbor Patrol and Washington State Department of Ecology crews responded to a 60-foot pleasure craft that sunk at Fisherman’s...

Coast Guard monitoring grounded fishing vessel in Florence, Ore.

Coast Guard monitoring grounded fishing vessel in Florence, Ore.
The 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Ms Nicani after it grounded on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north jetty in Florence, Ore., Sept. 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Senior Chief Petty Officer Timothy Tregoning. FLORENCE, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel are monitoring the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Ms Nicani after it went aground on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to fishing vessel aground near Salmon Creek Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to fishing vessel aground near Salmon Creek Beach
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a fishing vessel Sunday that ran aground in Bodega Bay, Calif. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders were notified at 1:24 a.m., that the 54-foot fishing vessel Verna A II, had run soft aground near Salmon Creek Beach. When the master’s efforts to refloat his vessel were unsuccessful, a motor lifeboat...