Coast Guard responds to sinking vessel

Coast Guard responds to sinking vessel
Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Fort Smith investigate a partially submerged unclassified construction vessel near Fort Smith, Arkansas, March 27, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Detachment Fort Smith) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a partially submerged unclassified construction vessel at mile marker 300 on the Arkansas River near Fort Smith,...

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed
Cleanup of an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana has been completed. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, that occurred March 21 have been completed, Wednesday. Hilcorp Energy reported that the source of the oil discharge...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Venice, Louisiana
The Coast Guard oversees the response to an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, March 21, 2017.  (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a natural gas and crude oil discharge from an abandoned wellhead owned by Hilcorp Energy near mile marker 10 on the Lower Mississippi River, southwest of Venice,...

Full-scale exercise completed by Coast Guard, partner agencies

Full-scale exercise completed by Coast Guard, partner agencies
  NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and partner agencies completed a full-scale oil spill response exercise Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Houma, Louisiana, and The Woodlands, Texas. Partner agencies included but not limited to: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Secretaría de Marina NOAA Environmental Protection Agency Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office Louisiana Department of Environmental...

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sunken towing vessel at a pier, near Wickliffe, Kentucky, Thursday. The UTV Tom Rogers reportedly capsized and sank at 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, at mile marker 951 on the Lower Mississippi River with about 3,500 gallons of diesel on board. SWS Environmental Services, an oil spill response organization, will conduct assessments of the water...

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2016 ballast water management report

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2016 ballast water management report
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announces the release of the Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group’s 2016 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management activities. The Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group is a bi-national collection of representatives from the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Transport Canada –...

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund in the amount of $25,000 to minimize pollution potential from the 125-foot former research vessel Hero, which partially sank at the pier in Bay Center near Willapa Bay, Washington, Monday. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was utilized to contract Global Diving and Salvage resulting in the removal of more than 70 gallons...

Coast Guard responds to a partially submerged towing vessel

Coast Guard responds to a partially submerged towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS—The towing vessel, Sonny J, has been raised and dewatered after it was partially submerged on the Lower Mississippi River near Vidalia, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 3 a.m. that the towing vessel, Sonny J, was partially submerged near Vidalia, Louisiana, with approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River
Oil spill responders cleanup a diesel fuel spill in the Duwamish River near Seattle after a tug allided with a barge, Feb. 28, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Donal Warden. SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are responding to a diesel spill caused by an allision between a tug and barge on the Duwamish River, Tuesday. The tug involved in the allision...