Coast Guard and partner agencies responding to a fuel spill

Coast Guard and partner agencies responding to a fuel spill
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and its partners are responding to a fuel spill in North Miami. At approximately noon Thursday, a fuel truck, owned and operated by Fuel Tech Miami, spilled approximately 500 gallons of gasoline while refueling a personal recreational vessel in the vicinity of North Bay Village, at 260 North Shoreline Drive in Miami. The majority of the fuel reportedly spilled into the storm...

2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is responding Monday after two boats caught fire and sank in Henderson’s Wharf Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m., stating a boat in Belts Wharf Landing Yacht Club caught fire and drifted across the harbor into Henderson’s Wharf Marina. The boat hit a second boat, which also caught fire. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to participate in oil spill response exercise in the Old Port of Tampa

Coast Guard to participate in oil spill response exercise in the Old Port of Tampa
TAMPA — Coast Guard personnel, in conjunction with state and federal partners, are scheduled to conduct an emergency preparedness and pollution response exercise for a simulated oil spill in the Old Port of Tampa Nov. 4 – Nov. 6, 2014. The full-scale exercise will be based around a simulated worst-case oil release scenario in the Old Port of Tampa, and is designed to evaluate the capabilities...

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge, which grounded near Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The 382-foot barge DBL106 ran aground approximately two miles from Kodiak with a potential of 2.2 million gallons of fuel products aboard while being towed by the 124-foot motor vessel Bismarck Sea. The barge was successfully refloated, but Coast Guard officials have directed the vessel to...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground in Pacifica

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground in Pacifica
SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard crews are responding to a fishing vessel stranded in Shelter Cove. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received a call at approximately 11:19 a.m. Friday from the operator of the adrift 28-foot fishing vessel Giaconda. The Giaconda, with two persons aboard, reportedly ran out of fuel, causing the vessel to drift into Shelter Cove. San...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...

Responders successfully remove Avalon for disposal near Brinnon, Wash.

Responders successfully remove Avalon for disposal near Brinnon, Wash.
SEATTLE — Responders successfully removed the 65-foot pleasure craft Avalon from the beach near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Tuesday. The Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., have been working the case. DNR will oversee the vessel’s full removal and disposal. Coast Guard and Washington State Department...

Coast Guard continues cleanup at English Station facility

Coast Guard continues cleanup at English Station facility
New Haven, Conn. – Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team continue to oversee the clean up and removal of pollutants and hazardous materials from the English Station facility here and estimate that their objectives could be met by the end of the month. During initial assessment, personnel from the Coast Guard and the Connecticut Department of...

Alaska Regional Response Team to host public meeting in Valdez, Alaska

Alaska Regional Response Team to host public meeting in Valdez, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Regional Response Team will be holding its next regular meeting at the Valdez Council chambers, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday. The public is invited to attend either in person or telephonically and a public comment period is scheduled. Those wishing to comment must sign-up during the meeting. An agenda, contact information and dial in number for the meeting...