Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local partners are monitoring cleanup efforts following an oil spill near Breton Sound, Sunday. A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating, Inc., was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 6:29 p.m. Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil from the platform. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Fishing companies to perform corrective measures, pay civil penalties for ocean pollution

Fishing companies to perform corrective measures, pay civil penalties for ocean pollution
WASHINGTON — Two Honolulu-based fishing companies, Triple Dragon, LLC, and Capt. Millions III, LLC, along with the company managers and vessel operators, have each agreed to implement operational improvements and other compliance measures and pay civil penalties to settle claims stemming from numerous discharges of oily bilge waste from the commercial fishing vessels Triple Dragon and Capt. Millions...

International Maritime Organization approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures

International Maritime Organization approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures
WASHINGTON — The International Maritime Organization approved the Bering Strait and Bering Sea ship routing measures proposed by the United States and Russian Federation. Taking effect Dec. 1, 2018, the six two-way routes and six precautionary areas are the first internationally recognized ship routing measures the IMO has approved for polar waters. In November 2017, the U.S. and Russia proposed...

Coast Guard monitors efforts to confirm location of sunken vessel in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard monitors efforts to confirm location of sunken vessel in Willapa Bay
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel continue to monitor the response to the report of the overdue fishing vessel Kelli J after a boat crew contracted through the vessel owner’s insurance company located a large unknown object in the area of a previously sighted pollution and debris in the water of Willapa Bay, Tuesday. Global Diving and Salvage personnel...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage for multiple safety violations near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage for multiple safety violations near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Mellon file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit near Dutch Harbor after discovering several safety issues and environmental concerns on board the vessel Monday. The crew of the Mellon conducted the boarding of the Nushagak Spirit three nautical miles east of Umnak Island where they discovered...

Coast Guard, NC Wildlife Resource Commission and good Samaritan rescue sea turtle

Coast Guard, NC Wildlife Resource Commission and good Samaritan rescue sea turtle
Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach crewmembers hold a sea turtle they helped to rescue near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, May 14, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Brandyn Napolitano) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and a good Samaritan rescued an injured sea turtle on Monday, less than a mile off Wrightsville Beach. The...

Coast Guard responds to a report of diesel sheen in Haverstraw, N.Y.

Coast Guard responds to a report of diesel sheen in Haverstraw, N.Y.
NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) continue to investigate the source of a diesel fuel sheen on the Hudson River in Haverstraw, N.Y. The Rockland County Sheriff’s office notified the Coast Guard’s National Response Center Sunday of a discharge of diesel. Coast Guard Sector New York pollution responders were dispatched along with DEC representatives...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives respond to an oil discharge in this file photo from October 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing July 16 at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence related to an incident that occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge. An explosion, fire, and...