Coast Guard, other agencies continue to respond to oil spill near Lake Ecaille

Coast Guard, other agencies continue to respond to oil spill near Lake Ecaille
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are continuing to respond to a crude oil spill near Lake Ecaille, Friday. Recovery efforts have yielded approximately 375 gallons of oily water mixture and 250 bags of soiled sorbents. ES&H, an oil spill response organization, has deployed approximately 3,000 feet of hard containment boom to prevent further impact to unaffected areas. Aircrews...

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Southwest Pass

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Southwest Pass
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are responding to a crude oil discharge near Southwest Pass, Thursday. An estimated maximum potential of 840 gallons of crude oil reportedly discharged from a flowline, owned by Texas Petroleum Management, into a marsh. The flowline is reportedly secured. Oil Mop, an oil spill response organization, has placed containment...

Unified Command established for Alaska Juris response

Unified Command established for Alaska Juris response
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), and the Fishing Company of Alaska (FCA) have formed a Unified Command to respond to the sinking vessel, Alaska Juris, in the Bering Sea. The fishing vessel, Alaska Juris, began taking on water at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26.  Good Samaritan crews from vessels Spar Canis,...

Coast Guard, other agencies continue response to crude oil spill near Lake Grande Ecaille

Coast Guard, other agencies continue response to crude oil spill near Lake Grande Ecaille
Response crews evaluate affected areas after an approximate 4,200-gallon crude oil discharge near Lake Grande Ecaille, July 26, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Sector New Orleans NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are continuing to respond to a crude oil spill, Tuesday, that reportedly discharged from an abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille. An estimated 4,200...

Coast Guard, other agencies respond to oil spill near Lake Grande Ecaille

Coast Guard, other agencies respond to oil spill near Lake Grande Ecaille
Two vessels from Environmental Safety and Health deploy boom, July 25, 2016, in response to an estimated 4,200-gallon discharge of crude oil near Lake Grande Ecaille.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a crude oil spill that reportedly discharged from an abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille,...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront

Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies have collected all visible mercury near the Berwick waterfront, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received a report of less then one cup of silver liquid, resembling mercury inside the levee wall, Monday. MSU Morgan City, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with local police and fire departments...

Coast Guard, State agencies responds to grounded vessel off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Coast Guard, State agencies responds to grounded vessel off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to the grounding of the Spirit of Kona on the island of Hawai’i, Sunday. Representatives from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, Department of Natural Resources, Hawaii Division of Boating and Recreation, commercial salvors and the owner of the vessel are working to develop a salvage plan. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received notification Sunday morning...

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and its partner agencies National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a coordinated law enforcement effort throughout the three-day Halibut Derby ensuring safe and legal fishing among the fishing fleets from northern Oregon and southern Washington. The combined efforts of the partner...

Coast Guard rescues dolphin in Back Bay

Coast Guard rescues dolphin in Back Bay
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a dolphin Thursday after it landed in a boat in Back Bay. At 1 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call from a man who stated he witnessed a 7-foot dolphin jump out of the water and land in the dinghy attached to his sailboat. The Coast Guard in coordination with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...