Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River
MARYSVILLE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with other federal, state, local, and Canadian response agencies is conducting a functional oil spill response exercise with Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (“Enbridge”) in Marysville, Michigan, Wednesday, May 25th from 8 a.m., to 3 p.m. More than 400 participants are involved in this exercise of a simulated discharge of light crude...

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to a discharge of oil from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, that occurred at approximately 11 a.m., Thursday. On water recovery vessels are searching for oil that can be safely recovered via skimming. Five on-water recovery vessels have been mobilized...

Coast Guard and Shell continue to respond to offshore oil spill

Coast Guard and Shell continue to respond to offshore oil spill
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to a discharge of oil from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, that occurred at approximately 11 a.m., Thursday. An estimated 88,200 gallons of crude oil was discharged. Shell has shut-in production at the Glider field and Brutus. The Louisiana Oil...

Coast Guard completes pollution mitigation response of beached fishing vessel Privateer

Coast Guard completes pollution mitigation response of beached fishing vessel Privateer
Salvage experts attach lines cables to the beached fishing vessel Privateer they prepare to attempt moving the vessel further ashore to expedite salvage operations near Ocean Shores, Wash., May 10, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has concluded its portion of the response in overseeing the salvage operations of the fishing vessel...

Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel near Currituck, NC

Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel near Currituck, NC
The 52-foot pleasure craft Cheryl Lynn is soft aground in four feet of water, 400 feet outside the navigable channel in North Landing River, N.C., May 8, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a submerged boat in Currituck Sound. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at about 12:34 p.m. from the operator of a 52-foot pleasure...

Coast Guard partners with NOAA and National Parks to protect marine sanctuary near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard partners with NOAA and National Parks to protect marine sanctuary near Santa Cruz Island
The 27-foot sailing vessel aground off Santa Cruz Island. LOS ANGELES – Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara responded to a sailing vessel aground off Santa Cruz Island, Monday. MSD Santa Barbara members received initial notification from watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach of a 27-foot sailing vessel that ran aground off Santa Cruz Island. After receiving...

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...