Coast Guard continues pollution response in Miami

Coast Guard continues pollution response in Miami
MIAMI — Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut in Miami Wednesday, following a leak discovered aboard the 95-foot tug Neptune Tuesday night. Upon further investigation, it has been determined that an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel have entered the water. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami is conducting an overflight to monitor...

Coast Guard breaks way for industry

Coast Guard breaks way for industry
Coast Guard Cutters Morro Bay and Katmai Bay, homeported in Cleveland and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., conducted ice breaking operations in Marquette, Mich., Sunday. The harbor breakout operations commenced following a difficult and lengthy escort that started in Duluth, Minn., and utilized satellite imagery to find openings in the ice. The crews’ efforts helped keep local mining operations open by...

Different tactics, but Deepwater Horizon Response is far from complete

Different tactics, but Deepwater Horizon Response is far from complete
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” (“Middle R”) process Tuesday and opened active National Response Center (NRC) cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. “Our response posture has evolved to target re-oiling events on coastline segments that were previously cleaned,”...

Coast Guard responds to fuel spill

Coast Guard responds to fuel spill
MIAMI — Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a report of a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut, Fla., Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from the motor vessel Neptune that a fuel tank holding approximately 7,800 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel has leaked approximately 2,000 gallons into the water. The leak was discovered by the crewmembers...

Coast Guard investigating sewage spill from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau

Coast Guard investigating sewage spill from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is investigating a sewage discharge from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau at Coast Guard Base Sand Island, Tuesday. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau reported the smell of sewage to the Engineer of the Watch. The Engineer of the Watch went to the side of the ship and observed brown water flowing overboard through the...

4 Mexicans rescued from sinking boat after being caught poaching

4 Mexicans rescued from sinking boat after being caught poaching
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Four Mexican nationals, who were illegally fishing in U.S. waters off South Texas were rescued Friday, after their lancha began taking on water during a pursuit by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Brant. At approximately 11 a.m. the Coast Guardsmen spotted a lancha crew recovering long-line fishing gear, 28 miles offshore and 4 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. The...

Coast Guard cancels planned ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard cancels planned ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay
DETROIT — The Coast Guard has canceled ice-breaking operations that were scheduled to take place in Saginaw Bay, beginning Saturday morning. The ice-breaking operations were announced Thursday. Anyone participating in ice activities on the Great Lakes should follow the acronym of I.C.E.: * Information about current weather and ice conditions. Tell a friend of your intended destination. Know...

Coast Guard warning Saginaw Bay residents of upcoming ice-breaking activity

Coast Guard warning Saginaw Bay residents of upcoming ice-breaking activity
DETROIT — The Coast Guard is advising Saginaw Bay residents that the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay is scheduled to conduct ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay Saturday morning. The Coast Guard is advising residents and visitors that any ice in the area may be particularly unstable and dangerous. The cutter is scheduled to conduct the initial fracture of the Saginaw Bay Entrance Channel, from Gravelly...

Mexican, U.S. leaders hold seminar on coordinated oil spill response in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican, U.S. leaders hold seminar on coordinated oil spill response in Gulf of Mexico
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy held a seminar Tuesday in South Padre Island, to update the MEXUSGULF plan for a future coordinated response to a spill in the Gulf of Mexico that would impact both countries. MEXUSGULF is a joint contingency plan between the United States and Mexico. It provides standard operational procedures with respect to bi-national coordination...