Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Ala Wai small boat harbor

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Ala Wai small boat harbor
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel spill in the Ala Wai small boat harbor, Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification of the spill from the National Response Center at 6:30 a.m. and dispatched pollution responders to investigate. The sheen is believed to be diesel fuel or another petroleum product. The area impacted is approximately...

Coast Guard continues to oversee pollution response

Coast Guard continues to oversee pollution response
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard pollution responders are continuing to respond to reports of pollution in Charleston City, Bristol and Ashley River marinas Sunday. Boaters reported pools of thick, purple diesel-type product pooling in the marinas Saturday evening. A decision was made late Saturday night to federalize the response in order to use the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for cleanup, but...

Coast Guard responding to reports of pollution in Charleston City, Bristol, and Ashley River Marinas

Coast Guard responding to reports of pollution in Charleston City, Bristol, and Ashley River Marinas
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of pollution from an unknown source causing pools of thick, purple diesel-type product and sheens in the water at Bristol, Ashley River, and Charleston City Marinas Saturday night. Coast Guard pollution responders are currently on scene attempting to determine the amount and source of the pollution. The Coast Guard is responding to reports...

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...

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...

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...

Texas City “Y” Response Saturday Update

Texas City "Y" Response Saturday Update
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Effective shoreline clean-up efforts are on-going, Saturday, along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. As of sunset Friday, response workers have removed a total of 200,775 pounds of oiled sand and oiled debris from the shorelines of Mustang, North Padre and South Matagorda islands. These figures include 102,700 pounds...