Coast Guard temporarily discontinues buoys on Allegheny River

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues buoys on Allegheny River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The U.S. Coast Guard advises commercial and recreational boaters to proceed with caution while transiting the Allegheny River in the vicinity of mile marker 30.4 and between mile markers 36.3 and 45.7 in Western Pennsylvania. Significant shoaling has been reported at Lock and Dam 5...

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL
Dismembered sharks lie on the deck of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Shell, June 19, 2018, near South Sound Creek, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission jointly seized 11 shark fins and dismembered sharks aboard the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel, Miss Shell, near South...

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, rescheduled from June to take place from July 15-23, 2018. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental...

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study
WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard is seeking input until July 1, 2018, for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the Western Rivers Aids to Navigation (ATON) System. The ATON system on the Western Rivers differs from the U.S. Coastal ATON System due to the unstable nature...

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, from June 19th – 27th. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental impact. During the assessment,...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local partners are monitoring cleanup efforts following an oil spill near Breton Sound, Sunday. A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating, Inc., was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured below the failed portion of line to catch any further product that may be discharged. Responders deployed...

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the removal of 56 aids to navigation in the Virginia Inside Passage on Virginia’s Eastern Shore from June to August. A contractor is removing previously identified dayboards in waterways from Gargathy Inlet to north of Great Machipongo Inlet after shoaling in these areas created a significant hazard to navigation. The continued shoaling within these...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 6:29 p.m. Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil from the platform. Environmental Safety & Health arrived on scene...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier in southern Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews May 30, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection National Air Security Operations Center – Corpus Christi law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off...