Coast Guard postpones underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard postpones underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard postponed an underwater assessment of the motor tanker Coimbra till the spring of 2019. The early start of the 2018 hurricane season and activity of Hurricane Chris impacted logistics and raised safety concerns for the operation. “The safety of our personnel is one of our highest concerns in any mission we conduct,” said Capt. Kevin Reed, commander, U.S....

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, rescheduled from June to take place from July 15-23, 2018. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental...

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, from June 19th – 27th. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental impact. During the assessment,...

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,...

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels  Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels  Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
The Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office have been fully integrated into a Unified Command with the mission assignment of removing displaced or partially submerged vessels as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team Safety Officer Ed Primeau, and Craig Groman, a safety officer from Incident Management Assist Team discuss safety aspects of the vessel removal operations...

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Edward Primeau and Chief Petty Officer Rich Forte, both of the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team discuss the removal operations for a partially submerged vessel at Rockport Marina, Aransas, Texas, Sept. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard worked with the Texas General Land Office and contractors to remove displaced or partially submerged vessels after Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer...

Joint response to pollution threats from Hurricane Irma continues across Florida

Joint response to pollution threats from Hurricane Irma continues across Florida
Lt. j.g. Samantha Cardoza discusses on-going assessment operations with Terry Tanner of the Environmental Protection Agency while Petty Officer 1st class Brian Moehler places an Assessment Sticker on the hull of a displaced vessel on the northern shore of Key West, Florida, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert.   Terry Tanner of the Environmental Protection...

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues
CLEVELAND — Crews continued to investigate a reported discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Monday. The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Ohio EPA, is continuing to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety of the public and the environment. At 9:30 a.m., members of the Coast Guard Atlantic...

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance near Kelley's Island Shoal in Lake Erie
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Oct. 21, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Sunday. Due to the report, the Coast Guard...