Process continues for removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria

Process continues for removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria
U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Lee Trevino (second from right) reviews the vessel identification process to Nilda Jiminez (center in group), Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Incident Commander for Maria ESF-10 PR, before affixing a sticker to an impacted vessel in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Oct. 28 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie SAN JUAN – Vessel...

SF-10 Completes Swamp Fox Removal on Trout River

SF-10 Completes Swamp Fox Removal on Trout River
Pollution containment boom surrounds the fishing vessel Swamp Fox on the Trout River in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 27, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Response crews have completed removal operations of the 68-foot fishing vessel Swamp Fox, which was displaced and partially submerged on the Trout River during Hurricane Irma. Unified Command...

Emergency Support Function 10 Florida establishes hotline for owners of displaced vessels

Emergency Support Function 10 Florida establishes hotline for owners of displaced vessels
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Erin O’Shea and Randy Runnels, Preserves Manager for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, work together to pinpoint the exact GPS location and identification for a sunken vessel, near Ward Island, Florida, Pinellas County, October 7, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Romero. MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10...

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...

Coast Guard to conduct pollution removal operations on the Spirit of Sacramento

Coast Guard to conduct pollution removal operations on the Spirit of Sacramento
The tug Amy Elise pushes the Spirit of Sacramento through the water Sept. 30, 2016, near Sausalito, Calif.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Lane. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of Engineers and other partner agencies are preparing Friday to remove pollution from a vessel...

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley reopened the Ohio River for all vessel traffic near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday afternoon. Sector Ohio valley reports the source of the chlorine release has been secured and air testing resulted negative for chlorine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of the release.

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River
MARYSVILLE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with other federal, state, local, and Canadian response agencies is conducting a functional oil spill response exercise with Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (“Enbridge”) in Marysville, Michigan, Wednesday, May 25th from 8 a.m., to 3 p.m. More than 400 participants are involved in this exercise of a simulated discharge of light crude...

Coast Guard issues bridge permit for Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project

Coast Guard issues bridge permit for Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard completed its review and evaluation of the Detroit International Bridge Company’s (DIBC) application for the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project. A permit approving the location and plans of the proposed bridge, issued in accordance with the appropriate laws and regulations governing the Coast Guard’s bridge program, was sent to DIBC Tuesday. The Coast...

Cleanup operations continue near area of oil discharged from BP Whiting Refinery

Cleanup operations continue near area of oil discharged from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. – Representatives from the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency continue to oversee cleanup operations following a crude oil discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery earlier this week. An assessment of yesterday’s cleanup operations found small amounts of oil on the beach and along the east shoreline of the cove. A BP cleanup crew repositioned the boom to prevent...