Vessel recovery continues in wake of Hurricane Harvey

Vessel recovery continues in wake of Hurricane Harvey
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Bemis, a Damage Control Specialist with the Gulf Strike Team, and Frank McDaniel, an Advanced Response Officer with the Texas General Land Office, discuss vessel removal operations in the community of Key Allegro in Rockport, Texas, on Oct. 15, 2017. The Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office have been fully integrated into a Unified Command with the...

Coast Guard, federal agencies continue response to offshore oil spill

Coast Guard, federal agencies continue response to offshore oil spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Four over flights were conducted Saturday and have identified no additional visible oil. The previously reported sheens have dissipated. The Coast Guard and the responsible party are continuing to evaluate trajectory models to identify the potential location of any surface oil or subsea plumes. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, federal agencies responding to offshore oil spill

Coast Guard, federal agencies responding to offshore oil spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 1:30 p.m., Friday of a discharge from a damaged pipeline associated with a subsea well approximately 40 miles southeast of Venice, LA. The pipeline, which is operated by LLOG Exploration, has been secured. LLOG...

Coast Guard continues responding to grounded vessel of Honolulu

Coast Guard continues responding to grounded vessel of Honolulu
Responders continue work to remove potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — Responders continue work, Friday, to remove potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu, prior to the onset of larger swells and surf. “We...

Coast Guard and Texas GLO refloat large fishing boat displaced by Harvey

Coast Guard and Texas GLO refloat large fishing boat displaced by Harvey
James Dueñes of Texas General Land Office, Pete Jobes of Global Marine Diving and Salvage, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessye Buswell from Sector Lake Michigan, discuss future operations to remove fuel and float a sunken vessel damaged from Hurricane Harvey at Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, Texas Oct. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Higdon. by Petty Officer 3rd...

Responders continue work to remove fuel, vessel grounded off Honolulu

Responders continue work to remove fuel, vessel grounded off Honolulu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo HONOLULU – Responders are continuing work, Thursday, to remove all potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu. The salvage team arrived on scene to continue to remove the remaining fuel from the vessel and rig it to be towed. Wednesday the team was able to anchor and...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge
The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge in Lake Washington near Port Sulfur, Louisiana. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge in Lake Washington near Port Sulfur, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division (IMD) received a report at approximately 8 a.m. of an estimated 1,260 gallons of oil and water discharging...

Coast Guard monitors pollution recovery in Mississippi

Coast Guard monitors pollution recovery in Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is working with Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), to assess pollution and recover displaced vessels after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast, Monday. There are currently two vessels in the Pass Christian Canal, one of which is sunk and the other is hard aground. Both vessels have containment boom around them due to pollution concerns....

Emergency Support Function 10 Florida establishes hotline for owners of displaced vessels

Emergency Support Function 10 Florida establishes hotline for owners of displaced vessels
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Erin O’Shea and Randy Runnels, Preserves Manager for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, work together to pinpoint the exact GPS location and identification for a sunken vessel, near Ward Island, Florida, Pinellas County, October 7, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Romero. MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10...