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

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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....

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...

Oil leak in Straits of Mackinac possibly caused by vessel activity

Oil leak in Straits of Mackinac possibly caused by vessel activity
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon McCarty conducts a waterside investigation of a mineral oil spill on the Straits of Mackinac. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Pamela Manns). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The mineral oil leak in American Transmission Company’s utility lines may have been caused by vessel activity in the Straits of Mackinac; in addition to the ongoing environmental response, the Coast...

Federal, tribal, state and local agencies exercise oil spill response in the Straits of Mackinac

Federal, tribal, state and local agencies exercise oil spill response in the Straits of Mackinac
A tug and barge passses under the Mackinac Bridge, the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world, spans the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, Sept. 23, 2015. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Yaw) SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – The Coast Guard along with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality,...