Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal

Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a tug that sank at Ballard Oil Company pier in the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Ballard, Washington, Thursday. The 80-foot non-commercial tug Chief has a reported 620 gallons of diesel onboard with reports of light sheening. Boom and sorbent pads have been placed around the sunken vessel to contain any further residual pollutants. The Coast Guard Sector...

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...

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing boat off Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing boat off Grays Harbor, Wash.
Global Diving and Salvage personnel use absorbent pads to skim oil from the water after a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel sank while moored on the Hoquiam River in Grays Harbor, Wash., July 27, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel responded to a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel after it sank while moored...

Coast Guard, ADEC complete response to vessel grounded near Wrangell, Alaska

Coast Guard, ADEC complete response to vessel grounded near Wrangell, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick responds to the grounding of the vessel Deceptive C near Wrangell, Alaska, July 2, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation completed their response Friday to the grounding of the fishing vessel Deceptive C in Stikine Strait, approximately 17...

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River
Responders from Global Diving and Salvage, a Coast Guard contracted company, places containment boom around the sunken fishing vessel Donna, which sank in the Hoquiam River near Hoquiam, Wash., July 5, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology responders oversaw the removal of an estimated 150 gallons of diesel...

Cleanup of hazardous materials aboard vessels at site near Goble, Ore. begins

Cleanup of hazardous materials aboard vessels at site near Goble, Ore. begins
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and its Oregon state partners started the cleanup process, Thursday, of a former leased site near Goble on the Columbia River where there are multiple vessels, some of which may potentially contain environmentally hazardous material including bunker oil, various fuels, asbestos, lead paint and household waste. The lease started in August 2012 and was originally for...

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge south of the Bay Bridge, cleanup underway

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge south of the Bay Bridge, cleanup underway
The 112-foot freight barge Vengeance is pictured after capsizing near Yerba Buena Island, Calif., April 7, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response are responding to the report of the capsized and sunken 112-foot freight barge Vengeance leaking diesel fuel and hydraulic oil south of the...

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund in the amount of $25,000 to minimize pollution potential from the 125-foot former research vessel Hero, which partially sank at the pier in Bay Center near Willapa Bay, Washington, Monday. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was utilized to contract Global Diving and Salvage resulting in the removal of more than 70 gallons...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Westport, Wash

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Westport, Wash
Washington State Department of Ecology personnel deploy boom around the 41-foot vessel Charlotte after it sunk at the Westport Marina in Westport, Wash., Nov. 25, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of  Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. WESTPORT, Wash. — Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology crews responded to a 41-foot vessel that sank at the Westport Marina, Friday. Coast...