Unified Command scales down multiagency response to fishing vessel Akutan

Unified Command scales down multiagency response to fishing vessel Akutan
Multiple agencies responded to the fishing vessel Akutan in Captains Bay near Unalaska, Alaska, August 18, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo UNALASKA, Alaska — The Unified Command, in response to the disabled fishing vessel Akutan in Captains Bay, mitigated the imminent and substantial threat of pollution in Unalaska on Wednesday. Responders removed 15,800 gallons of oil-water mixture and sludge from...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Venice, LA

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Venice, LA
The Coast Guard responds to a vessel that sunk near Venice, Louisiana, August 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel that sunk near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday that the vessel Gracie Claire sank at a fuel dock at mile marker...

Coast Guard issues fine for unauthorized ballast water discharge in Willamette River

Coast Guard issues fine for unauthorized ballast water discharge in Willamette River
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to the owners of a foreign freight vessel for unauthorized ballast water discharge into the Willamette River in Portland, August 16. During a routine port state control ballast water examination on the 590-foot bulk freighter ANSAC Moon Bear, marine inspectors, from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, discovered that the vessel had discharged...

Multiagency response to fishing vessel Akutan continues

Multiagency response to fishing vessel Akutan continues
Multiple agencies respond to the fishing vessel Akutan in Captains Bay near Unalaska, Alaska, August 18, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo UNALASKA, Alaska — Multiple agencies under a unified command continue to respond to potential pollution from the fishing vessel Akutan in Captains Bay near Unalaska, Sunday. Responders are continuously monitoring levels of anhydrous ammonia and removing various petroleum...

Unified command established in response to potential pollution from fishing vessel Akutan

Unified command established in response to potential pollution from fishing vessel Akutan
UNALASKA, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Unalaska established a unified command in response to potential pollution from the fishing vessel Akutan near Unalaska, Alaska, Friday. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, the State of Alaska, the city of Unalaska and Resolve Marine Services, a salvage and repair company, are coordinating...

Coast Guard issues order requiring approved salvage plan for grounded fishing vessel

Coast Guard issues order requiring approved salvage plan for grounded fishing vessel
The commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, rests on a group of rocks after it ran aground at Estero Bluffs State Park, Calif., July 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard directed the owner of the commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, to submit a salvage plan before making any arrangements to refloat the grounded vessel near Estero Bluffs State Park Thursday...

Coast Guard, D.C. agencies respond to Potomac River sheen

Coast Guard, D.C. agencies respond to Potomac River sheen
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) have coordinated to respond to reports of oil sheen in Oxon Cove, along the Potomac River on Wednesday. The first report of the sheen came at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by additional reports attributed to the same sheen. Preliminary investigation has identified a discharge from a storm drain outfall...

Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Schneider and Petty Officer 2nd Class Shannon Young oversee the fuel spill clean up efforts in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lynn Schrayshuen) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews are overseeing a fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday after a fishing vessel sank at the pier off Hervey Tichon Ave. The captain...

Coast Guard responds to boat fires in Hammond Marina

Coast Guard responds to boat fires in Hammond Marina
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester CHICAGO – The Coast Guard responded to two recreational vessels that caught fire and sank in Hammond Marina in Hammond, Indiana following an explosion, Tuesday. Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor received a call from 911 dispatch early Tuesday about two boats on fire in the marina. A boat crew launched aboard...