Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to towing vessel aground near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard members respond to the towing vessel Mr. Landon after it ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, May 22, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews responded to an uninspected towing vessel taking on water prior to running aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, early Monday morning. At 3:45 a.m., the three-man crew of...

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed
Cleanup of an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana has been completed. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, that occurred March 21 have been completed, Wednesday. Hilcorp Energy reported that the source of the oil discharge...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in New Bedford

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in New Bedford
BOSTON — Coast Guard and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection crews responded Thursday to an oil spill in New Bedford Harbor in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s Command Center received a report from the National Response Center reporting an oil spill pushing up against the docks and other fishing vessels at Leonard’s Wharf. Coast...

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted a first-light assessment survey Thursday of a tugboat oil spill on the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea.  The tug Tutahaca was reported to be leaking bilge oil into the river Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch to conduct an overflight assessment survey of the river. Marine Environmental...

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine

Coast Guard, locals respond to report of oil spill in Fore River, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard, Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local fire departments are responding to an oil spill in the Fore River in Maine. According to initial reports, the cause of the spill was a car accident involving an overturned tank truck carrying diesel fuel near Exit 4 on Interstate I-295. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Station South Portland and Coast Guard Sector...

Unified Command established for Louisiana oil spill response

Unified Command established for Louisiana oil spill response
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office and ECM Maritime Services have established a unified command to respond to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana, Tuesday. The damaged pipeline is isolated. Response crews are determining the best way to safely remove the remaining product from the line. To date, 74 personnel, 21 boats, 8 skimmers, and approximately 10,000...

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology

Coast Guard demonstrates cold weather oil response technology
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Juniper conduct a test of a prototype ice cage, Tuesday, August 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mr. Alex Balsley) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, located in New London, Connecticut, and the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper worked throughout the week to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies to use when responding to oil spills...

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to a discharge of oil from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, that occurred at approximately 11 a.m., Thursday. On water recovery vessels are searching for oil that can be safely recovered via skimming. Five on-water recovery vessels have been mobilized...

Coast Guard and Shell continue to respond to offshore oil spill

Coast Guard and Shell continue to respond to offshore oil spill
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to a discharge of oil from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, that occurred at approximately 11 a.m., Thursday. An estimated 88,200 gallons of crude oil was discharged. Shell has shut-in production at the Glider field and Brutus. The Louisiana Oil...