Coast Guard crews continue to monitor oil recovery operations near Bayonne, New Jersey

Coast Guard crews continue to monitor oil recovery operations near Bayonne, New Jersey
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews are continuing to monitor oil recovery operations in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) Bayonne, New Jersey, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from IMTT crewmembers of an oil spill as a result of an allision between a tug and a fuel terminal pier. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard confirms source of Goleta Oil Sheen to be Natural Seepage

Coast Guard confirms source of Goleta Oil Sheen to be Natural Seepage
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard has confirmed the initial source for the Goleta beach oil sheen that occurred early Wednesday, July 29, 2015 as natural seepage. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach received a call from Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday reporting that there was a large amount of sheen in the water, 1000 yards off Goleta Beach. The Coast...

Coast Guard Crews respond to oil spill near Bayonne, New Jersey

Coast Guard Crews respond to oil spill near Bayonne, New Jersey
NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews are responding an oil spill in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) Bayonne, New Jersey, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from IMTT crewmembers of an oil spill as a result of an allision between a tug and a fuel terminal pier. The Coast Guard immediately launched members...

Coast Guard investigating report of tar balls on Makaha Beach, Oahu

Coast Guard investigating report of tar balls on Makaha Beach, Oahu
HONOLULU — Coast Guard members are continuing to investigate a report of scattered tar balls discovered on a 1,000-yard stretch of Makaha Beach, Friday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Wednesday evening to report tar balls washed ashore. The tar balls reportedly range in size up to 1-inch. Sector deployed personnel from their Incident Management Division to respond and assess the...

Coast Guard responds to possible oil spill near Goleta Beach

Coast Guard responds to possible oil spill near Goleta Beach
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach. Coast Guard received a call from Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday reporting that there was a large amount of sheen in the water, 1000 yards off Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Coast Guard immediately launched a team from the Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Upper Houston Ship Channel closed after diesel spill

Upper Houston Ship Channel closed after diesel spill
HOUSTON – A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received the initial report at 7:13 a.m. of a diesel storage tank overflowing into the waterway. To facilitate spill assessment and response operations, the Captain of the Port...

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn
MORGAN CITY, La. – The East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command will be conducting an in-situ burn on a section of marsh affected by 1,050 gallons of oil near Belle Isle, St. Mary’s Parish, July 25. In-situ burning is the process of burning oil on the water. Any burn operation includes careful air monitoring to ensure smoke or residue resulting from the burn does not adversely impact people or wildlife. The...

Campaign offers Western Washington boaters free oil spill reporting and clean-up kits

Campaign offers Western Washington boaters free oil spill reporting and clean-up kits
Free oil spill reporting procedures and cleanup kits are being provided to Western Washington boaters.  (Photo courtesy of Washington Sea Grant) SEATTLE – Over the past 10 years, more than 19,000 gallons of pollution has been spilled into Puget Sound with 75 percent coming from recreational boaters and commercial fishing vessels. As part of a summer long education and awareness campaign to prevent...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Charenton Canal, Charenton, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified the towing vessel Mrs. Baye sank in the middle of the Charenton Canal at approximately 5:30 a.m. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City Captain of the Port David McClellan has closed the canal to commercial...