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...

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...

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. — The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are responding to the report of an oil discharge into Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. The Coast Guard received a report Monday night from watchstanders the National Response Center of a sheen from an unknown substance discharging from an outflow adjacent to the refinery. Cleanup crews work to deploy...