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...

No further cleanup actions recommended following survey of rocky cove near BP Whiting Refinery

No further cleanup actions recommended following survey of rocky cove near BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — An assessment team, comprised of representatives from the Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and BP, stated Friday that no further cleanup actions were recommended following a scheduled return visit to the BP Whiting Refinery to conduct a Determination of Clean survey. The visit was originally scheduled to take place Thursday but was postponed due to heavy rains and high...

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas —  On Thursday evening members of the Unified Command met with residents of Calhoun County to update the community on progress of the spill response and to address any issues of concern. Incident Commander Randal S. Ogryzdiak, Jimmy Martinez of the Texas General Land Office, and Jim Guidry, Vice-President of Kirby Inland Marine, Dr. Jonathan Huss of the Texas Department of...

Reponse efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang island and Padre Island National Seashore

Reponse efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — More than 465 response contractors continued work today along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. A 9-mile stretch of shoreline along Matagorda Island is a primary emphasis of these crews today. “Federal and state wildlife agencies continue to be focused...