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 responding to inland oil spill near Ventura

Coast Guard responding to inland oil spill near Ventura
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a potential of 5,000 barrels of crude oil spilled inland near Ventura. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report from the Ventura County Fire Department at 6:30 a.m., Thursday, reporting that a spill from an inland platform occurred. An estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil was reported...

Coast Guard, federal, state, local agencies respond to fuel tank leak in Chesapeake, Va.

Coast Guard, federal, state, local agencies respond to fuel tank leak in Chesapeake, Va.
A fuel tank at a Kinder Morgan facility in Chesapeake, Va., began leaking JP-1 jet fuel Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard, along with federal, state and local agencies are responding Friday to a fuel tank leak at the Kinder Morgan South Hill facility in Chesapeake. Kinder Morgan made a National Response Center report at 7:18 a.m. Friday stating...

Coast Guard Academy celebrates Earth Day by recognizing environmental stewardship efforts

Coast Guard Academy celebrates Earth Day by recognizing environmental stewardship efforts
NEW LONDON, Conn.—In light of Earth Day, the Coast Guard Academy celebrates its ongoing environmental conservation efforts, both on board CGA and in the community. In the past year, CGA has recycled 151,000 pounds of cardboard and 65,000 pounds of single stream. For the second year in a row, the Corps of Cadets earned first place in the Commander-in-Chief’s Great American Can Roundup, an aluminum...

Houston Ship Channel closed due to collision between chemical tanker and bulk carrier

Houston Ship Channel closed due to collision between chemical tanker and bulk carrier
The chemical tanker Carla Maersk sits at anchor off Morgans Point, Texas, after being involved in a collision with the bulk carrier Conti Peridot March 9, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams) HOUSTON — Federal, state and local agencies and responders are working to ensure public safety as they respond to a spill at Morgan’s Point on the Houston Ship Channel,...

Coast Guard, federal, state, local agencies respond to chemical leak near Elizabeth River

Coast Guard, federal, state, local agencies respond to chemical leak near Elizabeth River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard, federal, state and local first responders are responding Wednesday to a sodium hydroxide chemical leak in Norfolk along the Elizabeth River. It was initially reported the tank was overloaded. Information received since indicates the tank was leaking and not overloaded. Norfolk Fire-Rescue contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center personnel at approximately...

Coast Guard Research and Development Center teams with partner agencies for Arctic awareness

Coast Guard Research and Development Center teams with partner agencies for Arctic awareness
SEWARD, Alaska — For a second year, members of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, based in New London, Connecticut, make their way to the large ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to conduct research and test new equipment and technologies with the aim of expanding our knowledge and enhancing our ability to respond to potential hazards and emergencies brought on by increased vessel traffic...

Coast Guard responds to anhydrous ammonia leak on Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to anhydrous ammonia leak on Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge Friday, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston were notified at about 9:45 p.m., shortly after the incident...

Coast Guard publishes draft environmental assessment for planned Arctic operations

Coast Guard publishes draft environmental assessment for planned Arctic operations
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard plans to conduct air, water and shore-side operations to meet mission requirements throughout the Arctic region from July through October 2014, and in future years to support ongoing Arctic activities. The Coast Guard has prepared a draft environmental assessment, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to evaluate a preferred alternative and a...