Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands. Interested...

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division reports the in-situ burn was conducted Friday from 12 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Air monitoring was conducted and the results showed no level of concern. The IMD is scheduled...

Reward offered for information regarding AtoN vandalism near Hoquiam, Wash.

Reward offered for information regarding AtoN vandalism near Hoquiam, Wash.
Broken lights sit in the shop at the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation station in Astoria, Ore., Nov. 29, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Station Astoria. SEATTLE — A reward may be available for anyone with information for the Coast Guard regarding the destruction of the light and electronics of the Grays Harbor North Channel Range F Rear Light, south of the Bowerman Airport, near...

Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal

Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a tug that sank at Ballard Oil Company pier in the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Ballard, Washington, Thursday. The 80-foot non-commercial tug Chief has a reported 620 gallons of diesel onboard with reports of light sheening. Boom and sorbent pads have been placed around the sunken vessel to contain any further residual pollutants. The Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division reports approximately 1,260 gallons of product have been recovered through the use of boom, sorbent pads, drum skimmer package, and rope-mope skimmer package An...

State begins reef damage assessment, final preps being made to remove Pacific Paradise

State begins reef damage assessment, final preps being made to remove Pacific Paradise
Responders continue work to salvage the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — A team from the State of Hawaii is beginning their reef damage assessment Wednesday as final preparations are made by responders in advance of another attempt to remove the 79-foot fishing vessel...

Process continues for removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria

Process continues for removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria
U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Lee Trevino (second from right) reviews the vessel identification process to Nilda Jiminez (center in group), Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Incident Commander for Maria ESF-10 PR, before affixing a sticker to an impacted vessel in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Oct. 28 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie SAN JUAN – Vessel...

Striped Bass fishing past 3 miles could net a fine

Striped Bass fishing past 3 miles could net a fine
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater performs a vessel inspection aboard a recreational vessel in support of Operation Striper Swiper, an initiative to curtail illegal fishing of the Atlantic striped bass in federal waters. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert) Atlantic City – The cold air brings with it many things each year; pumpkin-spiced...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Officer R. Rodriguez with the Miami Police Marine Patrol assists as Chief Petty Officer Mark Fisher places an Assessment Sticker on a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma in the area of Dinner Key, near Miami.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways eleven weeks after...