Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its response to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois, Thursday. The sunken barge carrying pig iron has been located near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing are developing a salvage...

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel fire near Eureka

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel fire near Eureka
Aircrew members aboard a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter respond to a fire aboard the commercial fishing vessel Midori near Trinidad, California, April 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard video) McKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard is coordinating fuel removal and salvage operations Thursday for a fishing vessel that caught fire Wednesday near Eureka. Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas

Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas
The Coast Guard responds to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, Genesis Energy and RLB Contracting Inc., continues to respond to a damaged natural gas pipeline near Port O’Connor, Texas, Thursday. The dredging barge Jonathon King Boyd, which caught fire after puncturing a gas pipeline...

Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan
The Coast Guard offloaded of 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated wholesale value of $13.3 million at Coast Guard Sector San Juan April 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan Public Affairs Specialist.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers, 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms...

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday that six barges broke free from a towing vessel near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. Five of the barges have been secured. One barge carrying pig iron sank and its location is unknown. The Army Corps of Engineers...

Unified Command continues to respond to gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor

Unified Command continues to respond to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor
The Coast Guard responds to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and RLB Contracting Inc., continues to respond to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday Tuesday evening from the captain of the dredging...

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard interdicted two suspected smugglers and seized 1,446 pounds of marijuana west of Oceanside, Sunday. A Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operation aircraft located a recreational vessel at approximately 12:25 a.m., and vectored in the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) and a Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

Coast Guard warns boaters of potential hazards due to NOLA Navy Week

Coast Guard warns boaters of potential hazards due to NOLA Navy Week
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is advising the boating community to use extreme caution on the Mississippi River during the NOLA Navy Week and Tall Ships events in New Orleans. Due to spring snow melt, the Mississippi River has crested in a high-water state increasing the risk of strong currents and floating debris making the river more hazardous to recreational boaters. A large number of vessels...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha boat, 700 pounds of red snapper and 215 pounds of shark, were seized. The Mexican fishermen...