Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana
A Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel respond to a vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana, Oct. 15, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles. HOUSTON —Coast Guard crews assisted a 145-foot offshore supply vessel taking on water, near Cameron, Louisiana, early Monday morning. At 12:00 a.m., the crew...

Unified Command begins removing pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command begins removing  pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Wiechert, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Houma, La., and Parks Moss, a sergeant with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, document the mitigation of the first land-side, environmental-threat pollution case for ESF-10 in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged vessel on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 2 p.m. of the harbor tug vessel, Totem Kole II, taking on water at mile marker 59.7 on the Upper Mississippi River. The vessel is grounded at a nearby embankment on the left descending bank of...

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard, with support of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, is reaching out to boat owners whose hurricane affected vessels are on private property to hear their recovery plans.  If they are unable to contact or reach the boat owner, the ESF-10 response teams will assess the situation and schedule the vessel for...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. 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, Sept. 29, 2018. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen. The lancha boat, with fishing gear onboard, was seized....

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Willapa Bay waterways analysis study

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Willapa Bay waterways analysis study
WILLAPA BAY, Wash. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Willapa Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues. WAMS focuses on the present ATON system, marine...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill approximately 7 miles northwest of Key West

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill approximately 7 miles northwest of Key West
The fishing vessel, San Diego aground and discharging diesel in the Northwest Channel Jetty approximately 7 miles northwest of Key West, Oct. 2, 2018. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West launched a Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew who arrived on scene, embarked the four people that were aboard the vessel and determined the hull was breached causing pollution...

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat  in wake of Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — State and Federal emergency responders organized an Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) North Carolina Unified Command, Thursday, with the mission of overseeing the assessment, mitigation and removal of hazardous materials from North Carolina’s waterways in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The Unified Command consists of U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson serving...

Coast Guard continues response to submerged sailboat outside Crescent City Harbor

Coast Guard continues response to submerged sailboat outside Crescent City Harbor
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Humboldt Bay personnel are working with the owner of a sailing vessel to remove the boat after it partially sunk outside Crescent City, California, Sept. 18.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo /Released) CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The Coast Guard continues its response to a sailboat that partially sunk outside Crescent City Harbor after striking rocks, Tuesday evening. Sailing...