Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard proposed on Tuesday, to improve and relocate the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light and Marcus Hook Range Front Light on the Delaware River near Bellefonte, Delaware. The proposed changes are intended to increase navigational safety, enhance light intensity, and provide a more cost-efficient power supply. As part of this project, the Coast Guard would remove the existing...

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sunken towing vessel at a pier, near Wickliffe, Kentucky, Thursday. The UTV Tom Rogers reportedly capsized and sank at 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, at mile marker 951 on the Lower Mississippi River with about 3,500 gallons of diesel on board. SWS Environmental Services, an oil spill response organization, will conduct assessments of the water...

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2016 ballast water management report

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2016 ballast water management report
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announces the release of the Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group’s 2016 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management activities. The Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group is a bi-national collection of representatives from the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Transport Canada –...

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund in the amount of $25,000 to minimize pollution potential from the 125-foot former research vessel Hero, which partially sank at the pier in Bay Center near Willapa Bay, Washington, Monday. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was utilized to contract Global Diving and Salvage resulting in the removal of more than 70 gallons...

Coast Guard responds to a partially submerged towing vessel

Coast Guard responds to a partially submerged towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS—The towing vessel, Sonny J, has been raised and dewatered after it was partially submerged on the Lower Mississippi River near Vidalia, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 3 a.m. that the towing vessel, Sonny J, was partially submerged near Vidalia, Louisiana, with approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel...

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 6 Little Egg Inlet Navigational Aids

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 6 Little Egg Inlet Navigational Aids
The locations of the six aids to navigation in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, which are scheduled to be temporarily discontinued by the Coast Guard, March 6, 2017. Image courtesy of the 5th Coast Guard District. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue six navigational aids in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, due to shoaling and other navigational safety concerns, Monday. Heavy...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission
Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 103 approach a foreign flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River
Oil spill responders cleanup a diesel fuel spill in the Duwamish River near Seattle after a tug allided with a barge, Feb. 28, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Donal Warden. SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are responding to a diesel spill caused by an allision between a tug and barge on the Duwamish River, Tuesday. The tug involved in the allision...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses
CLEVELAND — The U. S. Coast Guard is proposing to remove the Fresnel classical lenses from two Michigan lighthouses. The impacted lighthouses are Grand Marais Harbor of Refuge Inner Lighthouse and Frankfort North Breakwater Light. The Fresnel classical lenses will be replaced with modern LED lanterns, which are more dependable and energy efficient. The classical lenses are being removed to preserve...