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...

Coast Guard transfers Spirit of Sacramento to EPA following petroleum product removal operations

Coast Guard transfers Spirit of Sacramento to EPA following petroleum product removal operations
The tug Amy Elise pushes the Spirit of Sacramento through the water Sept. 30, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Lane. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of Engineers and other partner agencies completed the removal of the petroleum products aboard the Spirit of Sacramento...

Coast Guard, Oregon DEQ responding to sunken vessel in Goble, Ore.

Coast Guard, Oregon DEQ responding to sunken vessel in Goble, Ore.
An oil spill responder from the National Response Cooperation puts boom in place around the motor vessel Earnest to mitigate environmental impact from the vessel sinking, Sept. 26, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Carr. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard and Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality personnel are responding to the sunken 82-foot tug Earnest, on the...

Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology complete pollution mitigation of sunken vessel in Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology complete pollution mitigation of sunken vessel in Westport, Wash.
The 77-foot fishing vessel Lady Lillian surrounded by boom after it sunk at the Westport Marina, Wash., Sept. 5, 2016. Photo Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology. WESTPORT, Wash. — Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology personnel completed the pollution mitigation on the 77-foot fishing vessel Lady Lillian, Tuesday evening. Incident Management Division personnel from...

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of sunken vessel in Chinook Landing Marina

Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of sunken vessel in Chinook Landing Marina
Federal, state and local pollution responders observe the scene around the sunken 38-foot vessel Charnade in theChinook Landing Marina. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund in response to a sunken vessel within the Chinook Landing Marina in Tacoma, Tuesday afternoon. The partially sunken vessel is a 38-foot wood-hulled...

Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology respond to sunken vessel in Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology respond to sunken vessel in Westport, Wash.
The 77-foot fishing vessel Lady Lillian surrounded by boom after it sunk at the Westport Marina, Wash., Sept. 5, 2016. Photo Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology. WESTPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology personnel are responding to the sunken 77-foot fishing vessel Lady Lillian and resulting sheen at the Westport Marina, Monday. Incident Management Division...