Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge aground in the Tongass Narrows, Alaska

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge aground in the Tongass Narrows, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alaska Commercial Divers continue their response to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows,...

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge aground in vicinity of Tongass Narrows, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge aground in vicinity of Tongass Narrows, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan Response Boat—Medium crew and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan pollution team responded to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground while towing a barge in the vicinity of north Tongass Narrows in Rosa Reef, Alaska, Wednesday evening Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received notification via VHF-FM radio from...

Coast Guard completes ballast water violation investigation, initiates civil penalty

Coast Guard completes ballast water violation investigation, initiates civil penalty
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, after an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, initiated civil penalty proceedings against the operator, Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, of the bulk carrier Vega Mars, Feb. 2, 2017. Investigators found that around Jan. 29, 2017, while moored in Tacoma, ballast water was discharged from the vessel without the use of a Coast Guard approved ballast water...

Coast Guard continues oil clean-up on Halifax River

Coast Guard continues oil clean-up on Halifax River
The tugboat Tutahaca is surrounded by boom Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, on the Halifax River in Ormond-By-The-Sea, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Savannah. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard and local response crews continue to conduct clean-up operationsThursday along the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call...

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted a first-light assessment survey Thursday of a tugboat oil spill on the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea.  The tug Tutahaca was reported to be leaking bilge oil into the river Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch to conduct an overflight assessment survey of the river. Marine Environmental...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Halifax River

Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Halifax River
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a tugboat leaking oil on the Halifax River in Ormond-By-The-Sea. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call at 3:45 p.m. from the National Response Corporation, stating a resident in the area informed them the tugboat Tutahaca was leaking oil. Coast Guard pollution responders arrived on scene at...

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local fire departments are responding to an oil spill in the Fore River in Maine. According to initial reports, the cause of the spill was a car accident involving an overturned tank truck carrying diesel fuel near Exit 4 on Interstate I-295. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Station South Portland and Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard ends response to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard ends response to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is no longer responding to the site of an oil production platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported that there were no hotspots or major pollution threats aboard the platform. Over flights were conducted on January 9 with no reports of sheening on the water. The...

Coast Guard reports oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico is extinguished

Coast Guard reports oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico is extinguished
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that the oil production platform fire near Grand Isle, Louisiana, has been extinguished, Thursday. A fire on a Renaissance Offshore LLC oil production platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana, is reported to have been extinguished at approximately 6:15 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at approximately 2:30 a.m. that an...