Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise
Work continued, including securing danger signs to the hull, on the Pacific Paradise Nov. 9, 2017, located off Kaimana Beach, Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work on the Pacific Paradise continues and the unified command has contracted Resolve Marine Group with support from several other experts to conduct the removal of the pollution threat. “The combined experience of the team...

Coast Guard issues first US type-approval certificate for ballast water management

Coast Guard issues first US type-approval certificate for ballast water management
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard issued the first U.S. type-approval certificate for a ballast water management system Friday. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Optimarin after its application for U.S. type approval was reviewed and determined to meet the requirements of the Coast Guard’s type approval requirements contained in 46 C.F.R. § 162.060. While this...

Coast Guard responding to grounded 1,000-foot freighter in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to grounded 1,000-foot freighter in St. Marys River
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a 1,000-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound channel of the St. Marys River. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant pollution and no injuries were reported, but there is some damage to the ship. The freighter’s stability is currently unaffected. At 3:10 a.m., response coordinators at Coast Guard Sector...