Final cables secured, response concludes on Straits of Mackinac

Final cables secured, response concludes on Straits of Mackinac
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that work on the remaining Consumers Energy cables was completed, Tuesday, and that the multi-agency response on the Straits of Mackinac has concluded. Crews contracted by Consumers Energy capped the remaining two retired cables, which featured no free flowing fluid, and returned them to the bottom of the Straits where they were secured by concrete...

ATC cables capped, sealed in Straights of Mackinac, response continues

ATC cables capped, sealed in Straights of Mackinac, response continues
A permanent cap is soldered and affixed to a severed American Transmission Company cable April 26, 2018 in the Straits of Mackinac.  (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich., — All of the affected utility cables owned by American Transmission Company have been soldered, capped, sealed and laid on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in its original position. ATC...

One end of severed cable in Straits of Mackinac capped and sealed

One end of severed cable in Straits of Mackinac capped and sealed
A permanent cap is soldered and affixed to a severed American Transmission Company cable  in the Straits of Mackinac. (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich., — The south side of one of the two severed utility cables owned by American Transmission Company , was soldered, capped, sealed, and laid on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in its original position,...

Unified Command approves plan to cap, seal severed utility cables in Straits of Mackinac

Unified Command approves plan to cap, seal severed utility cables in Straits of Mackinac
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed in the Straits of Mackinac to assess damage to the American Transmission Company’s cable 6 (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command approved a plan developed by American Transmission Company, contracting with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea, to cap and seal the two severed utility cables in...

Unified Command completes ROV underwater imagery assessment of utility cable is Straits of Mackinac

Unified Command completes ROV underwater imagery assessment of utility cable is Straits of Mackinac
A remote operated vehicle inspects cable 2, one of two severed American Transmission Company cables, at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, April 23, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command completed the underwater remotely operated vehicle visual assessment of American Transmission Company’s six utility cables, Monday. ATC contracted...

Unified Command releases underwater imagery from ROV in Straits of Mackinac

Unified Command releases underwater imagery from ROV in Straits of Mackinac
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command continues to deploy a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected American Transmission Company utility cables in the Straits of Mackinac, Sunday. ATC contracted with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea to provide tugs, a barge, and an ROV to assess the damage to the utility cables. The ROV is obtaining underwater,...

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

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac
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. – The Unified Command has announced that the American Transmission Company is slated to deploy...

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...

Straits of Mackinac mineral oil leak response continues

Straits of Mackinac mineral oil leak response continues
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The Unified Command, comprised of the Coast Guard, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, a representative of numerous Michigan tribes, and the responsible party, the American Transmission Company, are working with several other federal, state, and local agencies to continue to oversee the response to the mineral oil spill from two utility cables in the Straits of Mackinac...