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...

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage operations for two sunken vessels in the Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Wednesday. Resolve Salvage & Fire, Inc., is conducting the salvage operations. Oil Recovery Company, Inc., is continuing cleanup operation of the remaining fuel and oil. The Captain of the Port of Mobile has placed a one-way vessel traffic restriction...

Coast Guard responds to 2 vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to 2 vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard is responding to two sunken vessels in Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from the crew of the towing vessel Miss Sammy Lee, reporting the sinking of two vessels, the 52-foot towing vessel Delta Amber, and the 26-foot dredging vessel Nicholas. The Miss Sammy Lee crew rescued the crews from...

Coast Guard tows grounded vessel, responds to pollution near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard tows grounded vessel, responds to pollution near Anacortes, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat- Medium crew towed and safely moored the fishing vessel Arline at the Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes after receiving a report that vessel was aground in the Swinomish Channel Thursday evening. A boarding was conducted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Adelie, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., revealing...

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard natural gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard natural gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard launched several assets in response to a report of a fire on board a natural gas drill platform in Cook Inlet Thursday. The Coast Guard diverted a Coast Guard Hercules HC-130 crew and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to conduct an overflight of the Baker Platform in Cook Inlet, near Nikiski. The Coast Guard also launched the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the...

Coast Guard assists in pollution response at former English Station power plant site

Coast Guard assists in pollution response at former English Station power plant site
New Haven, Conn. – The Coast Guard is assisting with the cleanup and mitigation of potentially hazardous substances on the Mill River near the English Station. On Sept. 15, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) contacted Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and requested assistance in assessing and responding to the potential release of hazardous materials into...