Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River in Baltimore

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River in Baltimore
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, home-ported in Baltimore, salutes the Francis Scott Key buoy after its seasonal launch in the Patapsco River, Baltimore, June 10, 2021.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin set the Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy on the Patapsco River on Thursday. The specially...

SEACOR Power unified command provides salvage updates

SEACOR Power unified command provides salvage updates
HOUMA, La. — The unified command consisting of the Coast Guard and SEACOR updated family members of the crew on the status of salvage operations of SEACOR Power during a meeting in Houma, Wednesday. Family members were provided with information from SEACOR and the contracted Donjon-SMIT salvage team on efforts to remove the vessel and what the potential timeline for that process is expected to be. Throughout...

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies concluded the cleanup and assessments for an oil spill in Steamboat Creek in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday. Cleanup efforts started after an on-shore waste oil tank overflowed on Monday, May 24th and were completed today. Coast Guard Sector Virginia pollution responders, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Emergency...

Coast Guard responds to capsized shrimp boat off Morris Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized shrimp boat off Morris Island
Coast Guard responds to capsized 35-foot shrimp boat approximately 1 mile off Morris Island, South Carolina, May 28, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a 40-foot shrimp boat that capsized 1 mile east of Morris Island, Thursday. A Charleston Metro Marine unit recovered all three people that went into the water and the survivors were taken to Shem Creek...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on James River, Virginia

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on James River, Virginia
Sonar image depicting a sunken vessel on the James River in Virginia, May 27, 2021. (Photo by Chesterfield County Virginia Marine Team) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are cautioning mariners and recreational boaters while transiting in the James River due to a sunken vessel causing a hazard to navigation, Thursday. The channel is currently open with restrictions with the submerged...

Coast Guard continues responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard continues responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to an oil spill of an unknown amount in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk, May 26, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard curtesy photo/Released) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to an oil spill of an unknown amount in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk. Oil spill response teams have deployed 1 mile of sorbet material in the affected...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk. As of Tuesday afternoon, approximately 300 feet of shoreline has been discovered to be impacted from a reported waste oil tank overflow incident which took place on shore. It is unknown how much waste oil entered the water from shore, and the source is secured. An oil spill response organization...

Coast Guard to changes to aids near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island, NC

Coast Guard  to changes to aids near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Around the second week of June, the Coast Guard plans to change 25 aids to navigation (ATON) near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island. The intent of the changes is to make the lateral aids more readily comply with the “Red, Right, Returning” direction of travel in an area where there are several converging channels from sea and around various barrier islands. The waterways...

Coast Guard Cutter Willow services Aids to Navigation in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Willow services Aids to Navigation in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Willow servicing Aids to Navigation buoys in Puerto Rico May 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Willow completed a twelve-day mission Wednesday servicing 23 critical aids to navigation (AToN) across eight maritime ports in Puerto Rico. The crew of the cutter Willow serviced AToN in the ports of San Juan, Mayaguez, Tallaboa, Ponce,...