Coast Guard assists in pollution response at former English Station power plant site

Coast Guard assists in pollution response at former English Station power plant site
New Haven, Conn. – The Coast Guard is assisting with the cleanup and mitigation of potentially hazardous substances on the Mill River near the English Station. On Sept. 15, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) contacted Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and requested assistance in assessing and responding to the potential release of hazardous materials into...

Cleanup and investigation of San Francisco Bay oil spill continues

Cleanup and investigation of San Francisco Bay oil spill continues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continue to respond to a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At 10:56 a.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien....

Coast Guard continues response to fuel spill near Pier 45 in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard continues response to fuel spill near Pier 45 in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continue to respond to a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At 10:56 a.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien....

Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigate fuel spill near Pier 45 in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigate fuel spill near Pier 45 in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a reported fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At approximately 10:56 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien,...

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois
Chester, Illinois — The Coast Guard is responding to the reported sinking of a towing vessel on the upper Mississippi River near Chester at about 12:30 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received the initial report of the towing vessel Maverick sinking at mile marker 105. There was a crew of two persons aboard the towboat when it sank. Both crewmembers were safely rescued...

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – City of Valdez and Coast Guard personnel responded to a report of a vessel explosion in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:55 p.m. local time Wednesday, the 30-foot commercial fishing vessel Fireman, with one adult onboard, exploded in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor adjacent the Best Western Hotel. The individual on board, who walked off after the explosion,...

Coast Guard, Washington State Dept. of Ecology respond to grounded vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard, Washington State Dept. of Ecology respond to grounded vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are responding to a report a of 65-foot pleasure craft aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Washington, Sunday morning. The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology responded to a 65-foot pleasure craft that ran aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Wash., Sept. 14, 2014. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo) There is...

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish
BOSTON – Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay. Response crews with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Hawaii first responders take part in triennial oil and hazardous substance response exercise

Hawaii first responders take part in triennial oil and hazardous substance response exercise
HONOLULU — Federal, state and local first responders conducted the first part of a full scale response exercise at the Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor Wednesday. The scenario for the exercise simulated a fire breaking out during an early morning oil transfer at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor followed by an oil spill that occurs as a result of the fire incident. The exercise tested and evaluated core...