Coast Guard continues to monitor sunken barge near Bay Bridge

Coast Guard continues to monitor sunken barge near Bay Bridge
Personnel at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco have continue to enforce a safety zone around the sunken freight barge Vengeance that sunk April 7 near San Francisco, April 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy image) SAN FRANCISCO — A unified command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, San Francisco Department...

Unified Command completes its response to sunken vessel

Unified Command completes its response to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command has completed its response to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Wednesday. The vessel was successfully raised and transported to Ingram Repair Facility. There were no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident. A total of approximately 235 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged...

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island
Clay Head buoy number 7 pierced with bullet holes April 24, 2017, off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Morkis) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they...

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...