Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Brenton Sound, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Brenton Sound, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge on the Grand Bay Tank Battery 2 Facility near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 9:30 a.m. , Saturday that a storage tank barge owned by Lobo Operating Inc. overflowed causing a discharge of approximately 1,350 gallons of crude oil into Brenton...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge by vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge by vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge at mile marker 57 on the Lower Mississippi River near Belle Chasse, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:30 a.m. of a discharge of approximately 20 gallons of oil when the tug boat HALEY BROOKE began taking on water. The HALEY BROOKE has approximately 6,000 gallons of diesel onboard. Sector...

Coast Guard completes phase 1 cleanup of 7 vessels on Columbia River

Coast Guard completes phase 1 cleanup of 7 vessels on Columbia River
A contractor from National Response Corporation Environmental Services prepares to remove barrels of hazardous materials from a derelict vessel located at a submerged-land site on the Columbia River near Goble, Ore., June 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Kevin Ouyoumjian. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and its contractor completed the first phase of the cleanup of...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Black Bay

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Black Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil spill near Black Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that LLOX, LLC discharged crude oil into Black Bay from a pressure relief valve at their Main Pass 23 facility. Contracted aerial assessments estimated approximately 465 gallons of crude oil reached the...

Coast Guard monitors removal of Tug Tutahaco in Ormond Beach

Coast Guard monitors removal of Tug Tutahaco in Ormond Beach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard marine safety crews monitored the removal of the tugboat Tutahaco Friday near Ormond Beach. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard marine safety crews monitored the removal of the tugboat Tutahaco Friday near Ormond Beach. The Tutahaco was deemed a maritime threat to the environment after finding significant amounts of oil, PCBs, lead and asbestos. “The Tutahaco is...

Coast Guard, state continue to monitor sunken tug vessel Powhatan in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, state continue to monitor sunken tug vessel Powhatan in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Sitka and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation continue to monitor the out-of-service tug Powhatan that sank at a pier in Sitka, April 19. A crane barge that will be used to hoist the Powhatan is on its way from Seattle and expected to arrive in Sitka Saturday. The evolution to raise the tug is expected to take up to 10 days. After...

Cleanup of hazardous materials aboard vessels at site near Goble, Ore. begins

Cleanup of hazardous materials aboard vessels at site near Goble, Ore. begins
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and its Oregon state partners started the cleanup process, Thursday, of a former leased site near Goble on the Columbia River where there are multiple vessels, some of which may potentially contain environmentally hazardous material including bunker oil, various fuels, asbestos, lead paint and household waste. The lease started in August 2012 and was originally for...

Coast Guard oversees response operations after fuel spill near Nederland, Texas

Coast Guard oversees response operations after fuel spill near Nederland, Texas
NEDERLAND, Texas – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Port Arthur reopened a section of the Neches River Thursday near the Sunoco Partners facility in Nederland. The waterway was closed Wednesday night from light 28 to Sun Anchorage. Vessels transiting the area are limited to minimum wake and no passing in the affected area. Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur reported five vessels were waiting...

Fishing vessel run aground in Ventura Harbor, California

Fishing vessel run aground in Ventura Harbor, California
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel south of Ventura Harbor Sunday. Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara and Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor responded to a 36-foot commercial fishing vessel at approximately 1 a.m., after it ran aground near the mouth of the Santa Clara River. MSD Santa Barbara led the response and investigation...