Unified Command concludes response operations after tug sinks off Oahu

Unified Command concludes response operations after tug sinks off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command is transitioning from response operations to an ongoing monitoring and response readiness posture Sunday, after the 95-foot towing vessel Nalani, with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water. Shoreline and near-shore assessments indicate no sheening or...

Unified Command continues assessment, clean-up efforts after tug sinks off Oahu

Unified Command continues assessment, clean-up efforts after tug sinks off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, are continuing oil spill clean-up efforts Saturday after the Nalani, a 95-foot towing vessel with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water. Unified Command resources are conducting shoreline, near-shore and over flight assessments of south facing shores...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to tug sinking off Oahu

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to tug sinking off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party have established a Unified Command, Friday, in response to the 95-foot towing vessel Nalani that sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conducted an initial overflight Friday morning of the sinking location and from Barbers Point, north to Nanakuli and...

Coast Guard responds to 80-foot sunken vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to 80-foot sunken vessel near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are responding to the sinking of the 80-foot fishing vessel Eyak approximately 13 miles south of Sitka Harbor, Monday. Sector Juneau personnel will monitor the sunken vessel for signs of pollution until the owner can salvage the vessel. Sector Juneau watchstanders received a call on VHF channel 16 from a crewmember aboard the Eyak stating they...

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Honolulu Harbor

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Honolulu Harbor
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Department of Transportation Harbors are responding to a diesel fuel spill from an abandoned fishing vessel that sank in Honolulu Harbor, Monday. The Coast Guard received notification at 6:30 p.m. Sunday from a reporting source that the 77 – foot fishing vessel Judy K was sinking at Pier 16 in Honolulu Harbor. The Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation...

Coast Guard responds to Ohio River barge collision

Coast Guard responds to Ohio River barge collision
JOPPA, Ill. — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge collision on the Ohio River near Joppa, Illinois, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders were notified a collision took place between the towing vessel Christina Belcher, pushing two crude oil barges, and a loaded sand barge in a fleeting area at mile marker 952, at around 3 a.m. There were no reported injuries. One of the oil...

Coast Guard responds to sheen in Sandy Hook Bay

Coast Guard responds to sheen in Sandy Hook Bay
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard responded to a light sheen in Sandy Hook Bay on Thursday. At approximately 2:24 p.m. Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center watchstandards received report of an unknown light sheen from an unknown source in Sandy Hook Bay. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat. Once on scene the boatcrew members confirmed the report that there was a light...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the owner of the fishing vessel Titan in the ongoing salvage efforts of the vessel. The fishing vessel remains in a sensitive area near the navigation channels of the Columbia River, and crews are working to ensure the partially submerged vessel does not drift and impact the waterway. “This is a dynamic situation with the vessel actively...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen, responds to fuel spill on Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen, responds to fuel spill on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 78-foot fishing vessel Titan after it grounded and began to take on water off of the A-jetty on the north side of the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Washington, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew responded to the situation, safely removed the fisherman after dewatering efforts failed and took...