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...

Coast Guard responds to Boston dry dock oil spill

Coast Guard responds to Boston dry dock oil spill
BOSTON — A Coast Guard Sector Boston pollution response crew is responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, dry docked at the Boston Ship Repair facility. The spill, estimated at approximately 11,000 gallons, is self-contained in dry dock and there is currently no oil in the water. Coast Guard pollution response crews from Sector Boston lead the cleanup of an 11,000 gallon contained spill July...

Coast Guard responds to capsized fishing boat in Port Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized fishing boat in Port Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report that the seine fishing vessel Elohim capsized while transiting Port Valdez with four adults aboard. The fishing vessel Infinite Grace recovered all four crewmembers and delivered them to the Valdez Small Boat Harbor....

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River in St Louis

 Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River in St Louis
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri after the towing vessel Jim Marko sank earlier Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report that the towing vessel Jim Marko sank near the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. The vessel sank with a reported 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel aboard.  Pollution responders and marine investigators...

Coast Guard responds to sinking on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to sinking on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and St. Louis Fire Department are responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Mississippi River near the St. Louis Riverfront, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report that the towing vessel Jim Marko sank near the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. The vessel sank with a reported 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel aboard....

Coast Guard, Washington State Ferry personnel rescue man along the Seattle waterfront

Coast Guard, Washington State Ferry personnel rescue man along the Seattle waterfront
SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington State Ferry crews rescued a man who fell overboard from his vessel in the vicinity of Elliott Bay Marina, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a call for help at 10:56 a.m. from a man who had fallen overboard from his 39-foot boat near Elliott Bay Marina while wearing lifejacket and was calling for help via a hand held VHF marine radio. Hearing...

Coast Guard, Illinois agencies responding to sinking on Mississippi River

Coast Guard, Illinois agencies responding to sinking on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Alton Fire Department responded to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Mississippi River near Wood River, Illinois, Friday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report that the towing vessel JR 3 sank at mile marker 197.5 on the Mississippi River near the Phillips 66 Facility. The vessel...

Coast Guard responding to spilled asphalt in Everett, Mass.

Coast Guard responding to spilled asphalt in Everett, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the cleanup of approximately 11,000 gallons of asphalt spilled in the Mystic River, in Everett, Massachusetts, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Thursday. During an offload of asphalt from the 439-foot Palanca Singapore at the Exxon terminal in Everett, a hose failure resulted in approximately 11,000 gallons of asphalt entering the water. Exxon has contracted Clean...

Sunken barge clean up and removal efforts completed near Point Conception, CA

Sunken barge clean up and removal efforts completed near Point Conception, CA
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Coast Guard has completed clean up and removal efforts of a barge that sank near Point Conception State Marine Reserve, on June 8, 2014. Around 12:15 p.m. on the 8th, the Coast Guard received a distress call from the tugboat Calvin, reporting that the 260-foot barge Nash was sinking. The barge had a cargo of 3,900 metric tons of magnesium chloride, a non-hazardous...