Coast Guard responding to Ohio River diesel fuel spill, portion of river closed to vessel traffic

Coast Guard responding to Ohio River diesel fuel spill, portion of river closed to vessel traffic
CINCINNATI — The Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency Region Four and Five as well as Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has established a safety zone on the Ohio River from mile markers 453 to 468, to facilitate spill assessment...

Coast Guard to conduct Operation Mystery Sheen to combat pollution

Coast Guard to conduct Operation Mystery Sheen to combat pollution
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard will be conducting Operation Mystery Sheen for the next month throughout the Cabrillo, Calif., and Wilmington, Calif., areas. Oil pollution that can cause a sheen on the water is not only a violation of federal, state and local laws but damages the environment to a point of no recovery. Responders from Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach will be working in coordination...

Coast Guard responding to multiple vessel collision near New Orleans

Coast Guard responding to multiple vessel collision near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is investigating a multiple vessel collision on the Mississippi River near Gretna, early Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report, late Tuesday evening, that the Maltese-flagged vessel Flag Gangos lost power and steering near mile marker 97.4 on the Lower Mississippi River. The Flag Gangos collided with the Liberian-flagged...

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to a report of possible pollution caused by the grounding of the motor vessel Pacific Queen, moored at Harris Harbor in Juneau, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard pollution responders arrived on scene and observed a small oil sheen. The hull of Pacific Queen sustained minor damage due to grounding. The owner of the vessel took actions to...

Coast Guard, BP-Husky Toledo refinery to conduct spill response exercise

 Coast Guard, BP-Husky Toledo refinery to conduct spill response exercise
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Ohio, and representatives from the BP-Husky Toledo refinery are scheduled to hold an oil-spill response exercise, Tuesday and Wednesday at various marinas in the Toledo area. The exercise is designed to provide emergency response personnel an opportunity to improve pollution response preparedness by testing local contingency plans and...

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete removal of diesel fuel, marine pollutants onboard Paloma

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete removal of diesel fuel, marine pollutants onboard Paloma
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and National Park Service completed removal of marine pollutants and diesel fuel from the grounded fishing vessel Paloma, at Ocean Beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco activated an Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Tuesday to remove the diesel fuel and any other potential marine pollutants...

Coast Guard, National Park Service working together to remove diesel fuel onboard grounded fishing boat Paloma

Coast Guard, National Park Service working together to remove diesel fuel onboard grounded fishing boat Paloma
SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard Sector San Francisco and National Park Service personnel are working together to remove any marine pollutants and primarily diesel fuel from onboard the grounded fishing vessel, Paloma, at Ocean Beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, Tuesday. The active search for the boat operator was suspended on Monday night. Coast Guard responders worked...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to four mariners aboard the capsized 40-foot fishing vessel Auriga near Valdez, Monday. The mariners climbed aboard the vessel’s skiff and were rescued by nearby good Samaritan fishing vessel Cornelia Marie and taken to Port Valdez. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a report that the crew of the Auriga, homeported in Juneau,...

Coast Guard monitoring pollution after 38-foot boat breaks up in Lake Erie near Conneaut, Ohio

Coast Guard monitoring pollution after 38-foot boat breaks up in Lake Erie near Conneaut, Ohio
CLEVELAND – A 38-foot pleasure craft that became grounded on the east breakwall inside Conneaut Harbor near Conneaut, Ohio on Tuesday, broke apart and sank Thursday before the owner was able to salvage it. Thursday morning a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, was requested to verify that the vessel was still on the wall. When they arrived on scene, they confirmed that the...