Coast Guard response continues to tug collision near Paducah

Coast Guard response continues to tug collision near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – On-scene assessment teams have reported the maximum estimated potential clarified slurry oil released from the tug collision is now 250,000 gallons, Thursday. The maximum potential spill has been reduced because the two remaining partitions aboard the affected barge were reportedly secured. A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft conducted an over flight earlier...

Incident Command Post established in response to tow boat collision near Paducah

Incident Command Post established in response to tow boat collision near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – An Incident Command Post has been established in response to a tow boat collision on the Mississippi River near Paducah Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a call about a collision between two towboats at mile marker 937 at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday. The collision caused damage to at least one barge containing clarified slurry oil, rupturing the cargo tank...

Unified Command responds to sinking vessel, oil spill in Sitka, Alaska

Unified Command responds to sinking vessel, oil spill in Sitka, Alaska
Boom surrounds the sunken vessel Pacific Venture near The Twins, Sitka, Alaska, Sept. 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck) JUNEAU, Alaska —  A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a vessel sinking and resultant 10-30 gallon oil spill in Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard responds to report of a natural gas pipeline fire

Coast Guard responds to report of a natural gas pipeline fire
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has responded to a report of a natural gas pipeline fire, 25 miles south of Marsh Island, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification at 8:30 p.m. that a natural gas pipeline had ruptured and was on fire. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training...

Coast Guard reopens Neches River, restrictions in place

Coast Guard reopens Neches River, restrictions in place
Response crews work from a spud barge to conduct salvage and recover operations for the towing vessel Louise on the Neches River near Port Arthur, Aug. 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Ledee) PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The Coast Guard has reopened the Neches River with restrictions to all vessel traffic, Saturday. Vessel traffic is restricted from meeting or overtaking one another 1,000...

Coast Guard responds to report of substance at Summerland Beach

Coast Guard responds to report of substance at Summerland Beach
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a substance near Summerland Beach that occurred Friday at around 3 p.m. The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report of an approximately 300-yard substance near Summerland Beach. The Coast Guard immediately launched Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara to investigate. The Santa Barbara Public Health Department...

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound
SITKA, Alaska — A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a release of diesel fuel from the Jarvis St. Power Plant over the weekend. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation pollution responders from Juneau and members of Coast Guard  Marine Safety Detachment Sitka are coordinating clean-up efforts with the City of Sitka, National Park Service and tribal...

Coast Guard crews continue to monitor oil recovery operations near Bayonne, New Jersey

Coast Guard crews continue to monitor oil recovery operations near Bayonne, New Jersey
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews are continuing to monitor oil recovery operations in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) Bayonne, New Jersey, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from IMTT crewmembers of an oil spill as a result of an allision between a tug and a fuel terminal pier. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard confirms source of Goleta Oil Sheen to be Natural Seepage

Coast Guard confirms source of Goleta Oil Sheen to be Natural Seepage
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard has confirmed the initial source for the Goleta beach oil sheen that occurred early Wednesday, July 29, 2015 as natural seepage. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach received a call from Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday reporting that there was a large amount of sheen in the water, 1000 yards off Goleta Beach. The Coast...