Final cables secured, response concludes on Straits of Mackinac

Final cables secured, response concludes on Straits of Mackinac
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that work on the remaining Consumers Energy cables was completed, Tuesday, and that the multi-agency response on the Straits of Mackinac has concluded. Crews contracted by Consumers Energy capped the remaining two retired cables, which featured no...

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River
A crew from the Atlantic Strike Team survey boom deployed on the Mystic River near the Amelia Earhart Dam Monday, May 7, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Eversource identified the location of the dielectric fluid leak Sunday, after gas was released into the pipe to help identify the leak during the freeze test. An electrical pipe running underground,...

Response efforts under Straits of Mackinac resume following days of inclement weather

Response efforts under Straits of Mackinac resume following days of inclement weather
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that crews contracted by American Transmission Company completed laying concrete mats on top of the capped ATC cables, Saturday, while capping of the Consumers Energy cables has also begun. Inclement weather throughout the week, including fog, showers and heavy surf, hindered response efforts. All of the affected utility cables owned by ATC were...

Point LeBarbe response completed, McGulpin Point response begins

Point LeBarbe response completed, McGulpin Point response begins
MACKINAW, CITY, Mich., — A unified command has been established to assess damage to the Consumers Energy cables near McGulpin Point, Mich., Tuesday. The McGulpin Point Unified Command consists of members from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Coast Guard and Consumers Energy. Consumers Energy is developing a plan, under the oversight...

ATC cables capped, sealed in Straights of Mackinac, response continues

ATC cables capped, sealed in Straights of Mackinac, response continues
A permanent cap is soldered and affixed to a severed American Transmission Company cable April 26, 2018 in the Straits of Mackinac.  (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich., — All of the affected utility cables owned by American Transmission Company have been soldered, capped, sealed and laid on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in its original position. ATC...

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2018) Members from U.S. Coast Guard and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) visit, board, search and seizure team board a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarcia/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast...

One end of severed cable in Straits of Mackinac capped and sealed

One end of severed cable in Straits of Mackinac capped and sealed
A permanent cap is soldered and affixed to a severed American Transmission Company cable  in the Straits of Mackinac. (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich., — The south side of one of the two severed utility cables owned by American Transmission Company , was soldered, capped, sealed, and laid on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in its original position,...

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, community partner to find way forward for Neabsco Creek

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, community partner to find way forward for Neabsco Creek
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers met Thursday with staff from federal and state congressional offices, local marina owners and the Prince William County Board of Supervisors to discuss the future of Neabsco Creek, following navigational concerns. The meeting was part of an on-going effort amongst federal, state, and community partners to address the safety,...

Unified Command approves plan to cap, seal severed utility cables in Straits of Mackinac

Unified Command approves plan to cap, seal severed utility cables in Straits of Mackinac
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed in the Straits of Mackinac to assess damage to the American Transmission Company’s cable 6 (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command approved a plan developed by American Transmission Company, contracting with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea, to cap and seal the two severed utility cables in...