Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); C.J. Kirwer, a contractor from T&T Subsea, stands next to a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), April 15, 2018. Weather permitting, the ROV is slated for deployment by the American Transmission Company in the next few days. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Pamela Manns). MACKINAW CITY, Mich....

Coast Guard, partners suspending response in Straits of Mackinac due to weather

Coast Guard, partners suspending response in Straits of Mackinac due to weather
Straits of Mackinac during a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 overflight. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The unified command has announced that due to a high-wind and hazardous weather forecast, air and boat operations, overseen by the unified command, will be suspended from Friday morning until Monday morning. Responders will work shoreside and continue mineral oil extraction...

Coast Guard responding to oil release in Black River in Lorain, Ohio

Coast Guard responding to oil release in Black River in Lorain, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen due to a petroleum product being released into the Black River in Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday. The total amount released is estimated at 20 gallons of mixed petroleum products, which includes hydraulic and waste oils. The Coast Guard was notified of the release at Republic Steel by the National Response Center shortly after 10 a.m. The...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to an oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:30 a.m., that approximately 1,260 gallons of oil spilled from a flow line at an oil production facility into the wetlands adjacent to White Lake. The responsible party is Peak Operating Company. Environmental...

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Gramercy, Louisiana

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Gramercy, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel oil discharge on the Mississippi River near Gramercy, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division received a report at 8:24 a.m., Thursday from the National Response Center of a discharge originating from Petroleum Fuel and Terminal Mt. Airy during a transfer of oil from the facility to a barge at mile marker 144.6 on...

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. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways fourteen 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...

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...

Coast Guard closes waterway on south branch of Chicago River

Coast Guard closes waterway on south branch of Chicago River
Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan established a safety zone near the south branch of the Chicago River following an oil discharge from an unknown source, Oct. 26, 2017. CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard has closed off access to a waterway extending from the south branch of the Chicago River known as Bubbly Creek after a reported oil discharge, Thursday. Representatives from Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard, Maryland investigating minor lube oil discharge in Baltimore

Coast Guard, Maryland investigating minor lube oil discharge in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and Maryland Department of the Environment personnel are investigating and overseeing cleanup of a lube oil discharge near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Monday. A National Response Center report was made Friday about a rainbow sheen in the harbor near Pier 6, which alerted Coast Guard and MDE pollution response personnel to investigate. It is estimated that approximately 50 gallons...