Response continues to sunken vessel in Kentucky

Response continues to sunken vessel in Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Sunday. Salvage crews are preparing the vessel to be raised out of the water. Approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged from the vessel, Saturday. SWS Enviromental Services contained and collected the spilled fuel. Salvage crews secured...

Coast Guard continues response for grounded vessel near Ludington

Coast Guard continues response for grounded vessel near Ludington
The remains of a 76-foot pleasure craft sit in Lake Michigan April 21, 2017 off Ludington, Mich.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews continue to monitor salvage operations Friday of a 76-foot recreational vessel that grounded on April 15 in the vicinity of Big Sable Point near Ludington, Michigan. The vessel’s superstructure has broken off with debris scattered along the...

Response to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky continues

Response to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky continues
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Friday. At approximately 9 a.m. Friday less than 100 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged from the vessel. Members from SWS Environmental Services contained the spill, and a dive team secured the source. Shoreline assessments have been conducted 6...

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continued to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Wednesday. Salvage equipment, crews, and divers are on scene to recover the vessel. Aerial and shoreline assessments have been conducted and crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel...

Princess Cruise Lines To Pay $40 Million For Illegal Dumping Of Oil Contaminated Waste

Princess Cruise Lines To Pay $40 Million For Illegal Dumping Of Oil Contaminated Waste
Miami – Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to conceal the discharges, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida in Miami,...

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky. Aerial assessments 70 miles down river and shoreline assessments 6 miles down river have been conducted and crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident. The...

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command has been established in response to a vessel sinking at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Monday. The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Ingram Barge Company, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders were notified at 3:30 p.m. of the...

Weather prevents recovery of vessel aground off Ludington

Weather prevents recovery of vessel aground off Ludington
A 76-foot pleasure craft rests near the shore off Ludington, Mich., after the operator grounded the vessel when he discovered it was taking on water, April 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Northern A1 Services) CHICAGO  —  Weather conditions in the vicinity of Big Sable Point near Ludington, Michigan, where a 76-foot recreational vessel was grounded Saturday, continue to hinder salvage...

Unified Command completes response to vessel taking on water on Ohio River

Unified Command completes response to vessel taking on water on Ohio River
UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd allided with Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River and was taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command is completed its response to the UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd taking on water at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River, Monday. Lightering operations to remove the diesel fuel was completed and the vessel was transported to dry-dock to undergo repairs. Approximately...