Crews accelerate vessel salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Crews accelerate vessel salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
A sailboat wrecked in Hurricane Maria is removed by crane from the shoreline, through the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico, Dec. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando) SAN JUAN – Crews from Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico added to the count of recovered vessels today while working in Las Croabas. Teams lifted two sunken...

Hurricane Maria response crews assess damaged vessel in Cataño, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria response crews assess damaged vessel in Cataño, Puerto Rico
Local salvage teams, working in support of the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response, assess removal options for a vessel wrecked in Hurricane Maria, Cataño, Puerto Rico, Dec. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando) The ESF-10 mission is offering no-cost options for removing vessels stranded by Hurricane Maria; affected boat owners are asked to call the...

Hurricane Maria Response Crews Conduct Vessel Owner Outreach in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Response Crews Conduct Vessel Owner Outreach in Culebra, Puerto Rico
Team members with the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico assess distressed vessels, locate boat owners, and evaluate possible environmental concerns surrounding salvage operations, Culebra, Puerto Rico, Dec. 8, 2017. The team that visited the marina included representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ESF-10 mission...

Hurricane Maria response team assesses distressed vessels in Isleta Marina, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria response team assesses distressed vessels  in Isleta Marina, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Travis Rogers, a member of the Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response team, describes efforts to remove damaged and sunken vessels from the water and return them to the owner at no cost, or process them for disposal. Boat owners are urged to call the Vessel Owner Outreach Hotline at (786) 521-3900 to salvage their stricken vessels at no cost. (U.S. Coast Guard video...

Crews accelerate salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Crews accelerate salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Rich Bassin affixes a reference sticker to a sunken boat caused by Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.The Maria ESF-10 PR Unified Command, consisting of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, U.S. Coast Guard in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Control Board, Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. and Fish & Wildlife...

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...

Removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria continues

Removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria continues
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Rich Bassin affixes a reference sticker to a sunken boat caused by Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo SAN JUAN – Vessel removal operations continue in Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. As part of the unified recovery effort, assessment teams continue to identify vessels...

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...