Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois
Chester, Illinois — The Coast Guard is responding to the reported sinking of a towing vessel on the upper Mississippi River near Chester at about 12:30 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received the initial report of the towing vessel Maverick sinking at mile marker 105. There was a crew of two persons aboard the towboat when it sank. Both crewmembers were safely rescued...

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – City of Valdez and Coast Guard personnel responded to a report of a vessel explosion in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:55 p.m. local time Wednesday, the 30-foot commercial fishing vessel Fireman, with one adult onboard, exploded in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor adjacent the Best Western Hotel. The individual on board, who walked off after the explosion,...

Coast Guard, Washington State Dept. of Ecology respond to grounded vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard, Washington State Dept. of Ecology respond to grounded vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are responding to a report a of 65-foot pleasure craft aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Washington, Sunday morning. The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology responded to a 65-foot pleasure craft that ran aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Wash., Sept. 14, 2014. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo) There is...

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish
BOSTON – Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay. Response crews with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Hawaii first responders take part in triennial oil and hazardous substance response exercise

Hawaii first responders take part in triennial oil and hazardous substance response exercise
HONOLULU — Federal, state and local first responders conducted the first part of a full scale response exercise at the Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor Wednesday. The scenario for the exercise simulated a fire breaking out during an early morning oil transfer at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor followed by an oil spill that occurs as a result of the fire incident. The exercise tested and evaluated core...

Coast Guard to oversee salvage of aground Mexican shrimper

 Coast Guard to oversee salvage of aground Mexican shrimper
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard will oversee a salvage operation Sunday, to remove a Mexican shrimper that ran aground on South Padre Island while attempting to seek refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly. The 67-foot Mexican shrimper Jackie C was one of nearly 70 Mexican vessels seeking safe harbor in the Port of Brownsville from Tropical Storm Dolly. They ran aground around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The...

Coast Guard Responds to Downed Cessna Aircraft near Miami Beach, Fla.

Coast Guard Responds to Downed Cessna Aircraft near Miami Beach, Fla.
MIAMI — Coast Guard and local authorities are responding to a Cessna aircraft that crashed, Saturday, approximately 200 yards from Miami Beach, Florida. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call from the Miami Beach Police Department at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, reporting a down aircraft with one person aboard approximately 200 yards from 45th Street and Collins Ave in...

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach. The captain of the vessel Lady Glenda contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders just after noon Tuesday and reported the vessel Rich listing with marine growth and drifting...

Oil spill response continues in Seattle’s Salmon Bay

Oil spill response continues in Seattle’s Salmon Bay
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology continue to oversee the cleanup and investigate the cause of an oil spill that appeared earlier this week in the Ballard Mill Marina, on Salmon Bay, along the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The Coast Guard and Ecology received reports Monday morning of oil, accompanied by strong petroleum odors in the waters. No one has come...