Coast Guard locates overdue mariners

Coast Guard locates overdue mariners
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CHARLESTON, S.C. — One person is dead and another person was injured after an overdue vessel was located beached at 7 a.m., Monday in the vicinity of Leadenwah Creek, S.C., approximately 18 miles southwest of Charleston. Dead is Michael Royston, 28, from Edisto Island, S.C. Injured was Amy Claytor,...

Coast Guard to enforce Cooper River security zone during upcoming Bridge Run

Coast Guard to enforce Cooper River security zone during upcoming Bridge Run
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone on the waters of the Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston Harbor during the Cooper River Bridge Run, Saturday April 5, 2014. The security zone will take effect from 7:30 a.m., to 9:30 a.m., and is necessary for the safety of runners and the general public. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues more than 200 migrants in the span of a week

Coast Guard rescues more than 200 migrants in the span of a week
MIAMI – More than 200 migrants have been rescued and repatriated by the Coast Guard after a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic. As of Sunday night, the Coast Guard repatriated 88 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, 82 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and 41 Dominicans and two Cubans back to the Dominican Republic within...

Grounded vessel on Ohio River refloated

Grounded vessel on Ohio River refloated
PITTSBURGH – Response crews for the Elizabeth D refloated the vessel at mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday afternoon. Personnel on scene, including a marine surveyor, conducted a damage survey of the vessel after it was refloated and declared it seaworthy. The Elizabeth D was towed to a nearby mooring location down river to remain overnight along with salvage vessels that assisted in the...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for overdue mariners

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for overdue mariners
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., and Coast Guard Sector Charleston, S.C., along with members from Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Charleston County Fire Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are searching for two overdue mariners in the vicinity of Steamboat Creek, the Dawho River and the North Edisto River. The two mariners...

Accelerated response continues for Matagorda Bay oil spill cleanup

Accelerated response continues for Matagorda Bay oil spill cleanup
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — An accelerated response continues to an oil spill which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22, as the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, deployed more than 345 response contractors onto impacted shoreline along South Matagorda Island. Sunday’s work focused on cleaning up oil deposits using manual methods consisting of rakes, shovels and...

Matagorda Bay command post responds to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and Mustang Island

Matagorda Bay command post responds to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and Mustang Island
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi Sunday. County and local government agencies were notified of the sightings, which were first observed through overflights conducted by Texas General Land Office and U.S. Coast...

Improved weather conditions enable cleanup operations to continue near BP refinery in Indndiana

Improved weather conditions enable cleanup operations to continue near BP refinery in Indndiana
WHITING, Ind. — Weather conditions improved overnight enabling cleanup operations and assessment activities to progress today near the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. High winds and heavy surf created unsafe conditions for contractors and assessment team personnel both Friday and Saturday, suspending activities. A Coast Guard helicopter returning from a separate mission Friday conducted an...

Coast Guard responds to report of person in water, determine emergency was hoax

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and the Chicago Police Department responded to a report of a person in the water near Edgewater Beach in Chicago on Sunday morning. Just before 8 a.m., a 911 dispatcher notified the Coast Guard that they had received a report that a person had slipped into the water but were not able to collect any further information before the reporting source’s cell phone lost power. Boat...