Coast Guard Completes Review of Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Operations

Coast Guard Completes Review of Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Operations
Beach cleanup crew members work to cleanup oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Federal On-Scene Coordinator’s (FOSC) report on ocean and coastal response and cleanup operations for the Refugio Beach oil spill was released Tuesday. The 47-page report includes an overall review...

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations for Ji Hyun, urges preparadness for Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations for Ji Hyun, urges preparadness for Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout American Samoa prior to the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Amos. The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator overseeing the salvage operations for the 61-foot fishing vessel Ji Hyun has directed it to be anchored and ballasted...

Coast Guard partner agencies remove fuel from yacht in Bremerton Marina

Coast Guard partner agencies remove fuel from yacht in Bremerton Marina
The Northwind, a 1930s era yacht, lists to the starboard side while moored at the Bremerton Marina in Bremerton, Wash., April 20, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Donald Warden. SEATTLE — Response crews helped mitigate a potential pollution threat by removing 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel from a yacht that was listing in the Bremerton Marina, Wednesday. The Northwind, a 130-foot...

Coast Guard issues pollution safety advisory for vicinity of Ocean Shores, Wash

Coast Guard issues pollution safety advisory for vicinity of Ocean Shores, Wash
The 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer is seen near the beach at Ocean Shores, Wash. April 16, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett. OCEAN SHORES, Wash.— The Coast Guard advised beachgoers Saturday to stay clear of the wreckage from the 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer that washed ashore after taking on water and partially sinking near Grays Harbor Friday night. Although...

Unified Command responds to submerged excavator in Quinac River near Tuntutuliak, Alaska

Unified Command responds to submerged excavator in Quinac River near Tuntutuliak, Alaska
TUNTUTULIAK, Alaska — A Unified Command has been formed to respond to the potential release of diesel fuel and lube oils from an excavator which became submerged in the Quinac River near Tuntutuliak, March 24. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are coordinating clean-up efforts with the City of Tuntutuliak and the owner of the excavator. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard investigating reports of oil spill inside Port of Los Angeles

Coast Guard investigating reports of oil spill inside Port of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is investigating a report of an oil spill in the Los Angeles Harbor, Thursday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach command center received a report at 10:48 a.m. of an unknown quantity of oily-water mixture coming from a holding tank residing on the Vopak Terminal. Investigators from Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach are currently investigating...

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Louisiana, March, 29, 2016. Over 3,000 ft. of hard boom has been placed to contain the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Environmental Protection Agency and PSC Industrial Outsourcing continue to respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Tuesday. An...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies responded to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Monday evening. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received call, around 8 p.m., from PSC Industrial Outsourcing reporting an unknown amount of crude oil spilled into Bayou Teche. The reporting source stated a tank was being filled with crude oil when the incident occurred. The...

Monitoring and recovery of oil spilled in Los Angeles Harbor continues

Monitoring and recovery of oil spilled in Los Angeles Harbor continues
Image provided by California Fish and Wildlife. LOS ANGELES — The Unified Command of the Istra Ace oil spill that occurred March 13, 2016 continues to monitor the affected area and address the needs of recreational boaters in the surrounding marinas. Members of the Coast Guard and California Fish and Wildlife continue to oversee all response efforts after the 577-foot cargo ship, Istra Ace, was reported...