Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
A vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma is located and assigned an Assessment Sticker in the area of Dinner Key, near Miami  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways ten weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for the response—officially...

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands
Officer Omari Lewis, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Environmental Resources shakes hands with Marc Weiser, after Weiser’s vessel was salvaged and returned Nov. 18, 2017, under special consideration for federal assistance. U.S. Coast Guard Photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Vessel salvage operations on St. Thomas saw success with the salvaging and returning of hurricane-displaced...

Cutter Venturous returns home after conducting hurricane relief, law enforcement operations

Cutter Venturous returns home after conducting hurricane relief, law enforcement operations
The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to it’s homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, Nov. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned home Monday to St. Petersburg following a 69-day patrol conducting hurricane relief and law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. The crew...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Contractors remove a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Marathon, Florida, Oct. 11, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways nine weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for...

Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay

Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay
Contractors begin to lift and remove the damaged and sunken vessel Lucky Penny from Salt River Bay, St Croix, Nov. 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — The incident command for displaced vessel removal wants to ensure the public that no operations will be conducted and that no vessels will be stored in the Mangrove Bay/Bio Bay area of the Salt River...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Response crews work to remove a submerged vessel in Boot Key Harbor, Fla.  FEMA photo by J.T. Blatty. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways eight weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for the response—officially titled Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida—consists...

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...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways seven weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for the response—officially titled Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida—consists of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Florida Fish and...

Hurricane Irma vessel cleanup operations to commence in Miami

Hurricane Irma vessel cleanup operations to commence in Miami
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — State and federal responders are scheduled to begin vessel removal operations in Miami-Dade County Thursday as part of ongoing response efforts following Hurricane Irma. Damaged vessels being removed will be stored at two newly established locations: Watson Island Marina and the Seminole Boat Ramp. “The FWC along with all of the partner...