Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Northup takes a background sample in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Home to Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet and the largest fishing fleet in the country, New Bedford is also a popular New England tourist destination. Visitors...

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Warrenton, Ore.

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Warrenton, Ore.
The 43-foot fishing vessel Western Skies sits partially submerged after is sank at its moorings in Warrenton, Ore., July 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett WARRENTON, Ore. – Coast Guard crews responded to the Warrenton Marina where the commercial fishing vessel Western Skies has sunk and is leaking fuel Sunday. Incident Management Division personnel, from Coast...

Unified Command continues sunken vessel response

Unified Command continues sunken vessel response
A unified command responds to a sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, July 9, 2017.  (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah) NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois. An unknown amount of diesel was discharged from the vessel,...

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command has been established in response to a sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, Sunday. The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Tennessee Valley Towing. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, were notified at approximately midnight of the towing vessel...

Coast Guard, ADEC complete response to vessel grounded near Wrangell, Alaska

Coast Guard, ADEC complete response to vessel grounded near Wrangell, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick responds to the grounding of the vessel Deceptive C near Wrangell, Alaska, July 2, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation completed their response Friday to the grounding of the fishing vessel Deceptive C in Stikine Strait, approximately 17...

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River
Responders from Global Diving and Salvage, a Coast Guard contracted company, places containment boom around the sunken fishing vessel Donna, which sank in the Hoquiam River near Hoquiam, Wash., July 5, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology responders oversaw the removal of an estimated 150 gallons of diesel...

Coast Guard responds to report of 4 fishing vessels taking on water near Dillingham, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to report of 4 fishing vessels taking on water near Dillingham, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of four fishing vessels taking on water Monday in vicinity of Nushagak Bay near Dillingham. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report Monday morning that four commercial fishing vessels engaged in salmon fishing began taking on water and became partially submerged in separate incidents. Three good Samaritan vessels and crews recovered...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Brenton Sound, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Brenton Sound, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge on the Grand Bay Tank Battery 2 Facility near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 9:30 a.m. , Saturday that a storage tank barge owned by Lobo Operating Inc. overflowed causing a discharge of approximately 1,350 gallons of crude oil into Brenton...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge by vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge by vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge at mile marker 57 on the Lower Mississippi River near Belle Chasse, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:30 a.m. of a discharge of approximately 20 gallons of oil when the tug boat HALEY BROOKE began taking on water. The HALEY BROOKE has approximately 6,000 gallons of diesel onboard. Sector...