Coast Guard, state continue to monitor sunken tug vessel Powhatan in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, state continue to monitor sunken tug vessel Powhatan in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Sitka and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation continue to monitor the out-of-service tug Powhatan that sank at a pier in Sitka, April 19. A crane barge that will be used to hoist the Powhatan is on its way from Seattle and expected to arrive in Sitka Saturday. The evolution to raise the tug is expected to take up to 10 days. After...

Cleanup of hazardous materials aboard vessels at site near Goble, Ore. begins

Cleanup of hazardous materials aboard vessels at site near Goble, Ore. begins
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and its Oregon state partners started the cleanup process, Thursday, of a former leased site near Goble on the Columbia River where there are multiple vessels, some of which may potentially contain environmentally hazardous material including bunker oil, various fuels, asbestos, lead paint and household waste. The lease started in August 2012 and was originally for...

Coast Guard oversees response operations after fuel spill near Nederland, Texas

Coast Guard oversees response operations after fuel spill near Nederland, Texas
NEDERLAND, Texas – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Port Arthur reopened a section of the Neches River Thursday near the Sunoco Partners facility in Nederland. The waterway was closed Wednesday night from light 28 to Sun Anchorage. Vessels transiting the area are limited to minimum wake and no passing in the affected area. Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur reported five vessels were waiting...

Fishing vessel run aground in Ventura Harbor, California

Fishing vessel run aground in Ventura Harbor, California
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel south of Ventura Harbor Sunday. Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara and Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor responded to a 36-foot commercial fishing vessel at approximately 1 a.m., after it ran aground near the mouth of the Santa Clara River. MSD Santa Barbara led the response and investigation...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Copper River Delta near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Copper River Delta near Cordova, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to a 24-foot fishing vessel capsized on the Copper River Delta, near Cordova, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report at approximately noon that the bow picker Bad Boy capsized with one person on board while engaged in fishing activities. The individual was safely rescued by a nearby good Samaritan, aboard the fishing vessel Crown Royal....

Spring restored – Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early

Spring restored - Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early
Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay transits Lake Superior near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore May 10, 2017, after working their final buoy of operation Spring Restore.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard completed Operation Spring Restore Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule. Spring Restore involves the re-installment of 1,216 federal navigational...

Coast Guard temporarily suspends enforcement of regulated navigation area in East River

Coast Guard temporarily suspends enforcement of regulated navigation area in East River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and partner agencies temporarily suspended a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for a dielectric fluid spill that occurred at a Con Edison substation in Brooklyn, New York, May 7. The enforcement of the RNA is temporarily being suspended, however a safety zone remains in effect. The need for the RNA will be reevaluated in order to determine if it needs to be enforced in the...

Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard members respond to the towing vessel Mr. Landon after it ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, May 22, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews responded to an uninspected towing vessel taking on water prior to running aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, early Monday morning. At 3:45 a.m., the three-man crew of...

Coast Guard investigates a 3 vessel fire in Craig, Alaska

Coast Guard investigates a 3 vessel fire in Craig, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating a three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska. The Craig harbormaster and fire department have contained the fire. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators are responding to monitor for signs...