Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat
Diesel spill resulting from the semi-submerged tugboat Miss Bonnie, Nov. 18, 2019, in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, which allided with the Old Bonner Bridge on Nov. 17, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet) OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel from a semi-submerged tugboat in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews count the catch of five Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 16, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged...

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn near Delta Farms, Louisiana

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn near Delta Farms, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to oversee an in-situ burn for a crude oil discharge in Delta Farms, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Marine Safety Unit Houma received the initial report of the oil discharge in an unnamed canal southwest of Bayou Perot at 1:30 p.m. on November 9th. The source of the spill was determined to be from a flowline owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Port Arthur, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill near Port Arthur, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a collision involving the offshore supply vessel Cheramie Botruc 22 and tug vessel Mariya Moran near the entrance to Sabine Pass, Texas, Thursday morning. Personnel from Coast Guard Station Sabine, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur,...

Public invited to attend Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee meeting Tuesday

Public invited to attend Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee meeting Tuesday
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of government, private, and not-for-profit organizations involved in or concerned about pollution preparedness and response in the Arctic and Western Alaska are encouraged to attend the next meeting for the Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee Tuesday at the Atwood Conference Center in Anchorage. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Atwood Conference...

Coast Guard responding to hydraulic oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responding to hydraulic oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas
Petty Officer 1st Class James Transano, a marine science technician at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, and Mr. Bruce Simons, Texas General Land Office, monitor the response efforts of a 1,500 gallons hydraulic oil spill in the La Quinta Ship Channel near Corpus Christi, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Corpus Christi) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to an estimated...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment
NEWPORT, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking pubic comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Yaquina Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of existing aids to navigation (ATON) systems, such as buoys and light structures. The system helps gain a better understanding of current waterway use and general safety issues. WAMS focuses...

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet
Past and present Smilax crewmembers come together aboard the 100-foot Coast Guard Cutter Nov. 1, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo FORT MACON, N.C. — The Coast Guard held a commemoration ceremony Friday morning in Fort Macon. The ceremony was attended by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Fifth District Commander, who commemorated the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax’s crews...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton moor the vessel at Victor Pier on Naval Base Guam, Oct. 28, 2019, furthering the Coast Guard’s commitment to regional security and partnerships. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) APRA HARBOR, Guam — On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the...