Lightering begins on tug Pathfinder in Prince Willam Sound

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Crowley tugboat Pathfinder remains at anchor south of Busby Island and surrounded by containment boom with spill responders staged nearby. After suspending lightering Friday morning, the unified command authorized restarting lightering diesel fuel from the Pathfinder’s two damaged fuel tanks. Lightering has commenced with good fuel flow as of 4:15 p.m. and is estimated to...

Diesel fuel recovery is ongoing in Prince William Sound

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Crowley tugboat Pathfinder, which grounded Wednesday night on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound is still at anchor south of Busby Island and surrounded by a containment boom with spill responders staged nearby.

Coast Guard responding to a downed aircraft in the Bahamas

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for two people after receiving a report of a possible downed aircraft approximately 10 miles northeast of Acklin Island, Bahamas, Thursday.

Coast Guard and local agencies work together as Holidays approach to keep our ports safe and secure

East Providence, R. I. — During the months of September through May, receiving deliveries of Liquefied Petroleum Gas is a necessity in the New England area. Recently, the tank ship ALRAR, a 672-foot long Liberian flagged vessel arrived with a shipment of LPG for the Providence area.

Coast Guard continues coordination efforts on Bligh Reef grounding

VALDEZ, Alaska – Coast Guard C-130 aircraft and MH-60 helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak conducted over-flights Thursday of the diesel spill in the vicinity of Bligh Reef.

Unified Command established for Pathfinder grounding

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard, State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Crowley Marine Services have established a unified command and are working jointly to address the environmental impact and response efforts concerning the grounding of the tug Pathfinder Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard crews suspend search for 2 near Barnegat Light, N.J.

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. – The Coast Guard suspended their search at 7 p.m. Thursday for two fishermen 25 miles east of Barnegat Light after their boat sank Wednesday.

Coast Guard crews on Oahu to enforce security zone for President Obama

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard small boat crews will enforce a temporary security zone in waters of Kailua Bay along the eastern coast of Oahu, beginning Thursday. The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of President Obama and members of his official party.

Coast Guard issues Christmas kayak safety advisory

Boston –The Coast Guard is advising paddlers and fishermen who found a kayak under their Christmas tree to exercise extreme caution in regard to the danger of sudden cold water immersion if they plan on a weekend launch.