Incident Command Post established in response to tow boat collision near Paducah

Incident Command Post established in response to tow boat collision near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – An Incident Command Post has been established in response to a tow boat collision on the Mississippi River near Paducah Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a call about a collision between two towboats at mile marker 937 at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday. The collision caused damage to at least one barge containing clarified slurry oil, rupturing the cargo tank...

Unified Command responds to sinking vessel, oil spill in Sitka, Alaska

Unified Command responds to sinking vessel, oil spill in Sitka, Alaska
Boom surrounds the sunken vessel Pacific Venture near The Twins, Sitka, Alaska, Sept. 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck) JUNEAU, Alaska —  A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a vessel sinking and resultant 10-30 gallon oil spill in Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard crews salvage sunken buoys in Green Bay and Lake Michigan

Coast Guard crews salvage sunken buoys in Green Bay and Lake Michigan
Crew aboard the Coast Guard cutter Mobile Bay retrieve multiple sinkers and flooded buoys Aug. 24, 2015, at Gravely Shoal buoy 4 in Lake Michigan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Nathan Jones). CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews recover 11 buoys and 13 sinkers with mooring chain ending a 5-day salvage operation Friday in Lake Michigan. Members of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, a Coast Guard dive team...

Coast Guard responds to report of a natural gas pipeline fire

Coast Guard responds to report of a natural gas pipeline fire
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has responded to a report of a natural gas pipeline fire, 25 miles south of Marsh Island, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification at 8:30 p.m. that a natural gas pipeline had ruptured and was on fire. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training...

Coast Guard reopens Neches River, restrictions in place

Coast Guard reopens Neches River, restrictions in place
Response crews work from a spud barge to conduct salvage and recover operations for the towing vessel Louise on the Neches River near Port Arthur, Aug. 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Ledee) PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The Coast Guard has reopened the Neches River with restrictions to all vessel traffic, Saturday. Vessel traffic is restricted from meeting or overtaking one another 1,000...

Coast Guard responds to report of substance at Summerland Beach

Coast Guard responds to report of substance at Summerland Beach
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a substance near Summerland Beach that occurred Friday at around 3 p.m. The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report of an approximately 300-yard substance near Summerland Beach. The Coast Guard immediately launched Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara to investigate. The Santa Barbara Public Health Department...

Coast Guard urges mariners to not transit South Ferry Channel near Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard urges mariners to not transit South Ferry Channel near Hatteras Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is urging mariners not to transit South Ferry Channel near Hatteras Inlet due to shoaling. Recent hydrographic surveys indicate shoaling in South Ferry Channel has resulted in an average channel depth of less than 2 feet. The current navigational aids in and around South Ferry Channel do not reflect accurate channel depth. The Coast Guard is analyzing...

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound
SITKA, Alaska — A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a release of diesel fuel from the Jarvis St. Power Plant over the weekend. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation pollution responders from Juneau and members of Coast Guard  Marine Safety Detachment Sitka are coordinating clean-up efforts with the City of Sitka, National Park Service and tribal...

Coast Guard and Center for Coastal Studies rescue turtle near Nomans Land, Mass

Coast Guard and Center for Coastal Studies rescue turtle near Nomans Land, Mass
Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard along with a member from The Center for Coastal Studies rescued a leatherback turtle near Nomans Land, Mass., Aug. 14, 2015. The turtle was entangled in fishing line and after being freed, swam away. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — A rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard and a member from...