Coast Guard responds to sheen in Sandy Hook Bay

Coast Guard responds to sheen in Sandy Hook Bay
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard responded to a light sheen in Sandy Hook Bay on Thursday. At approximately 2:24 p.m. Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center watchstandards received report of an unknown light sheen from an unknown source in Sandy Hook Bay. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat. Once on scene the boatcrew members confirmed the report that there was a light...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the owner of the fishing vessel Titan in the ongoing salvage efforts of the vessel. The fishing vessel remains in a sensitive area near the navigation channels of the Columbia River, and crews are working to ensure the partially submerged vessel does not drift and impact the waterway. “This is a dynamic situation with the vessel actively...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen, responds to fuel spill on Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen, responds to fuel spill on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 78-foot fishing vessel Titan after it grounded and began to take on water off of the A-jetty on the north side of the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Washington, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew responded to the situation, safely removed the fisherman after dewatering efforts failed and took...

Coast Guard responds to pier collapse in Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard responds to pier collapse in Eastport, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding to a collapsed pier that caused one injury and property damage in Eastport, Maine, Thursday. At about 2:20 a.m., the Washington County dispatch notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, that the end of the Eastport breakwall had fallen into the water. The caretaker aboard the Ada C. Lore suffered a leg injury and the 77-foot schooner...

Coast Guard and partner agencies responding to a fuel spill

Coast Guard and partner agencies responding to a fuel spill
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and its partners are responding to a fuel spill in North Miami. At approximately noon Thursday, a fuel truck, owned and operated by Fuel Tech Miami, spilled approximately 500 gallons of gasoline while refueling a personal recreational vessel in the vicinity of North Bay Village, at 260 North Shoreline Drive in Miami. The majority of the fuel reportedly spilled into the storm...

2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is responding Monday after two boats caught fire and sank in Henderson’s Wharf Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m., stating a boat in Belts Wharf Landing Yacht Club caught fire and drifted across the harbor into Henderson’s Wharf Marina. The boat hit a second boat, which also caught fire. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to participate in oil spill response exercise in the Old Port of Tampa

Coast Guard to participate in oil spill response exercise in the Old Port of Tampa
TAMPA — Coast Guard personnel, in conjunction with state and federal partners, are scheduled to conduct an emergency preparedness and pollution response exercise for a simulated oil spill in the Old Port of Tampa Nov. 4 – Nov. 6, 2014. The full-scale exercise will be based around a simulated worst-case oil release scenario in the Old Port of Tampa, and is designed to evaluate the capabilities...

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge, which grounded near Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The 382-foot barge DBL106 ran aground approximately two miles from Kodiak with a potential of 2.2 million gallons of fuel products aboard while being towed by the 124-foot motor vessel Bismarck Sea. The barge was successfully refloated, but Coast Guard officials have directed the vessel to...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground in Pacifica

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground in Pacifica
SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard crews are responding to a fishing vessel stranded in Shelter Cove. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received a call at approximately 11:19 a.m. Friday from the operator of the adrift 28-foot fishing vessel Giaconda. The Giaconda, with two persons aboard, reportedly ran out of fuel, causing the vessel to drift into Shelter Cove. San...