Coast Guard responds to vessel allision in Baltimore

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision in Baltimore
Damage sustained to the pier after the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore allided with the pier Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. U.S Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Tom Davan BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred when the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Sunday morning. There were 447 people aboard the...

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley reopened the Ohio River for all vessel traffic near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday afternoon. Sector Ohio valley reports the source of the chlorine release has been secured and air testing resulted negative for chlorine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of the release.

Coast Guard closes Ohio River due to chlorine spill

Coast Guard closes Ohio River due to chlorine spill
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley closed the Ohio River from mile marker 118 to mile marker 130 near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday. A release of liquid chlorine was reported from a rail car at the Axiall Corporation Facility. An unknown amount of product has been released into the ground and air creating a plume that is traveling south down the river. The West Virginia State Department...

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy
Containment boom around the Caribbean Fantasy, moored at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command is continuing salvage operations at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor. The Unified Command is establishing mechanical ventilation to circulate air through the vessel. A marine...

South Korean company fined $275,000 for second violation of Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships

South Korean company fined $275,000 for second violation of Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships
HONOLULU — United States District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi accepted the guilty plea of Doorae Shipping Co., LTD, a South Korean maritime operations company, and sentenced the company to pay a fine of $275,000, and a term of three years of probation for the failure to maintain an accurate oil record book, in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. According to the Information...

Coast Guard responds to a vessel fire in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard responds to a vessel fire in Lake Tahoe
Passenger vessel Tahoe Queen SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a passenger vessel that caught fire on Lake Tahoe Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received notification from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe that the 119-foot passenger vessel Tahoe Queen was on fire at Zephyr Cove. A Station Lake Tahoe 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Pilottown, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Pilottown, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge near Pilottown, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:00 a.m. that approximately 840 gallons of crude oil entered the Lower Mississippi River near South Pass from a corroded flow line. OMI Environmental Solutions has deployed approximately 1,200 feet of sorbent boom around the...

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Juniper conduct a test of a prototype ice cage, Tuesday, August 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mr. Alex Balsley) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, located in New London, Connecticut, and the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper worked throughout the week to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies to use when responding to oil spills...

Coast Guard, other agencies responding to oil spill near Main Pass

Coast Guard, other agencies responding to oil spill near Main Pass
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a crude oil spill near Main Pass, Tuesday. An estimated maximum potential of 4,200 gallons of crude oil discharged from a well owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company. OMI Environmental Solutions and Clean Gulf Associates, oil spill response organizations, have been contracted by TPIC to conduct clean up operations. The Coast...