Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal

Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal
Chief Petty Officer Joshua Alton, a damage controlman assigned to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, supervises and provides safety oversight on scene for the Pacific Paradise response just off Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Nov. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)   HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continues Tuesday 400-yards off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The goal of...

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response
A member of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Strike Team prepares to load an all-terrain vehicle into a C-27 Spartan aircraft at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017.  ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard deployed additional California-based personnel and equipment in support of Hurricane Harvey relief operations Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento flight crew...

Coast Guard completes phase 1 cleanup of 7 vessels on Columbia River

Coast Guard completes phase 1 cleanup of 7 vessels on Columbia River
A contractor from National Response Corporation Environmental Services prepares to remove barrels of hazardous materials from a derelict vessel located at a submerged-land site on the Columbia River near Goble, Ore., June 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Kevin Ouyoumjian. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and its contractor completed the first phase of the cleanup of...

Coast Guard oversees removal of 2,900 gallons of oily water from barge at Goble, Ore.

Coast Guard oversees removal of 2,900 gallons of oily water from barge at Goble, Ore.
Contractors from the National Response Coordination Environmental Services walk the decks of the crane barge Amazon as they prepare to remove 2,900 gallons of oily water from the barge located on the banks of the Columbia River near Goble, Ore., May 12, U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Marine Environmental Detachment Portland. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard oversaw the removal of nearly 3,000 gallons...

Coast Guard exhibit unveiled at Novato museum

Coast Guard exhibit unveiled at Novato museum
NOVATO, California – Megan Gimple, 17, daughter of U.S. Coast Guard District 11’s Chief of Staff Capt. Matt Gimple, unveiled a new Coast Guard exhibit Nov. 12 at the Hamilton Field History Museum in Novato, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng) NOVATO, Calif. — A new exhibit was unveiled Saturday at the Hamilton Field History Museum, featuring the Novato-based...

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue stabilization, planning for capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue stabilization, planning for capsized vessel near Bethel Island
Coast Guard members, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response officers and Global Diving and Salvage, Inc. personnel evaluate the Spirit of Sacramento’s condition and conduct a shoreline assessment Sept. 8, 2016, near Bethel Island, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team transfers command

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team transfers command
NOVATO, Calif.- Cmdr. Keith M. Donohue left,  shakes the hand of Cmdr. David J. Reinhard, new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, during a change of command ceremony held at Novato. Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. NOVATO, Calif. — Cmdr. David J. Reinhard relieved Cmdr. Keith M. Donohue as commanding officer of...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team deploys to Lone Star response near Dillingham, Alaska

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team deploys to Lone Star response near Dillingham, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team deployed to the response effort to remove the sunken vessel Lone Star from the Igushik River near Dillingham, Alaska, Friday. Members of the Pacific Strike Team will provide assistance and valuable experience to crews responding to the sunken vessel. “The Pacific Strike Team is made up of some of the best emergency responders the Coast...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award
Novato, CA – Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo, Pacific Area deputy commander presented the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team Jan. 31, 2013. The Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award is earned by Coast Guard units that demonstrate an extraordinary state of readiness in administration, operations, maintenance and training during a rigorous...