Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continued to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Wednesday. Salvage equipment, crews, and divers are on scene to recover the vessel. Aerial and shoreline assessments have been conducted and crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel...

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky. Aerial assessments 70 miles down river and shoreline assessments 6 miles down river have been conducted and crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident. The...

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command has been established in response to a vessel sinking at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Monday. The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Ingram Barge Company, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders were notified at 3:30 p.m. of the...

Unified Command completes response to vessel taking on water on Ohio River

Unified Command completes response to vessel taking on water on Ohio River
UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd allided with Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River and was taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command is completed its response to the UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd taking on water at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River, Monday. Lightering operations to remove the diesel fuel was completed and the vessel was transported to dry-dock to undergo repairs. Approximately...

Unified Command established for sunken barge south of Bay Bridge

Unified Command established for sunken barge south of Bay Bridge
The 112-foot freight barge Vengeance after capsizing near Yerba Buena Island, Calif., April 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A unified command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, Vortex Marine Construction and Bay Area Rapid Transit has been established...

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge south of the Bay Bridge, cleanup underway

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge south of the Bay Bridge, cleanup underway
The 112-foot freight barge Vengeance is pictured after capsizing near Yerba Buena Island, Calif., April 7, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response are responding to the report of the capsized and sunken 112-foot freight barge Vengeance leaking diesel fuel and hydraulic oil south of the...

Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water on Ohio River

Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water on Ohio River
UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd allided with Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River and is taking on water. The cause of the incident is under investigation. U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a towing vessel taking on water at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a report that the UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd allided with...

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local fire departments are responding to an oil spill in the Fore River in Maine. According to initial reports, the cause of the spill was a car accident involving an overturned tank truck carrying diesel fuel near Exit 4 on Interstate I-295. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Station South Portland and Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Sitka Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Sitka Sound, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel that partially sank Thursday with diesel fuel onboard in Sitka Sound. The owner of the fishing vessel Sandra L reported Friday that there is a visible sheen and has deployed absorbent boom. The tanks onboard have approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel with a potential maximum total of 600 gallons. The owner is in the process of...