Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 6:29 p.m. Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Brenton Sound, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Brenton Sound, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge on the Grand Bay Tank Battery 2 Facility near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 9:30 a.m. , Saturday that a storage tank barge owned by Lobo Operating Inc. overflowed causing a discharge of approximately 1,350 gallons of crude oil into Brenton...

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill

Coast Guard closes Neches River after oil spill
BEAUMONT, Texas — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed a section of the Neches River Saturday, after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released an estimated 880 gallons of Eagle Ford crude oil in the Neches River. The source of the leak has been secured. The Neches ship channel is closed to all vessel traffic and a Coast Guard safety zone has been established from the Kansas City...

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — Representatives from the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency were back on scene Wednesday to oversee cleanup operations after a crude oil discharge was reported Monday evening at the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting. Eight members of a shoreline cleanup assessment team, consisting of members of both agencies and BP, inspected the shoreline to verify presence of crude...

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding
GALVESTON, Texas — Two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday and were freed Tuesday. After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs Monday, the Coast Guard approved a plan to offload some crude oil to stand-by barges to lessen the weight and increase buoyancy, which freed them. Coast...

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Galveston

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between two deep draft ships approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston today. There has been no report of injury or pollution from either vessel; however, both vessels are reporting damage but are in stable condition. At approximately 5:50 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City received a report of a collision...

Coast Guard continues response to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard continues response to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Response operations continue for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Thursday. The Coast Guard is conducting a full investigation of the incident to determine the cause of the incident. No conclusions have been drawn at this time. Personnel from T&T Salvage aboard the Todd Michael spud barge are on scene for cooling operations...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Responders continued to monitor and prepare salvage, firefighting and pollution contingencies for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Wednesday. The fire reportedly has reduced in size by approximately 30 percent, and there are no reports of oil in the water. Visual imagery intially indicated potential pockets of crude oil; however,...

Coast Guard responds to report of crude oil in Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to report of crude oil in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — A unified command has been established in response to a report of crude oil in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received notification at 1:30 a.m., reporting that two tank barges, towed by the tug Nature’s Way Endeavor, allided with the Vicksburg Railroad river bridge. ...