Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives respond to an oil discharge in this file photo from October 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing July 16 at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg
The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to monitor the uninspected towing vessel George King after it experienced an engine fire on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to monitor the situation at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg,...

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Destination
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Destination and its six crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and recommendations. During...

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior

M/V Roger Blough remains aground in Lake Superior
The motor vessel Roger Blough sits grounded in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reefs Light in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, May 29, 2016, as seen from the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay) SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Sunday, after the vessel ran aground Friday...

Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew in stable condition after emergency landing

Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew in stable condition after emergency landing
NEW YORK – Coast Guard officials continue to assist with the investigation of a downed Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft in Cresskill, New Jersey, Friday. Rescued were: Jack Rosenberg, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2005. Erik Pearson, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2010. Rosenberg and Pearson were on a routine patrol over the Hudson River when they had made an emergency crash landing in a field...

Coast Guard investigating cruise ship fire that killed three people

Coast Guard investigating cruise ship fire that killed three people
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board and is sending four marine safety professionals from Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Cruise Ship and Investigation National Centers of Expertise, to investigate Thursday’s fire on the cruise ship Insignia in St. Lucia that claimed three lives. The Coast Guard and...

Coast Guard wraps up hearing for Texas City Y collision

Coast Guard wraps up hearing for Texas City Y collision
HOUSTON — Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigators closed a formal hearing in Galveston Thursday, that was held to gather facts that led to the March 22 collision and subsequent 168,000 gallon oil spill near the Texas City Dike. The purpose of the Coast Guard marine casualty investigation and formal board hearing is to examine the causes of a marine casualty, make recommendations...

Coast Guard schedules hearing for Texas City Y collision

Coast Guard schedules hearing for Texas City Y collision
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, working with the National Transportation Safety Board, will begin a formal hearing at the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center Monday at 1 p.m., to receive testimony regarding the collision between the Summer Wind and Miss Susan. The Coast Guard is conducting a Formal Marine Casualty Investigation into the cause of the collision in the Houston Ship Channel that occurred...

Coast Guard continues investigation of barge explosion

Coast Guard continues investigation of barge explosion
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard launched an investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013 explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges while moored at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile. While the investigation is still ongoing, Coast Guard Sector Mobile investigators have made the following preliminary findings: On the evening of April 24, Oil Recovery Company personnel...