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 illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. Longline gear, 20 sharks and 60 red snapper fish were identified onboard the lancha prior to it sinking....

Coast Guard cleanup of Astoria oil spill winding down

Coast Guard cleanup of Astoria oil spill winding down
Cleanup of an oil spill in the Columbia River is winding down, Feb. 12, 2018, after an oil tank was removed from under a dilapidated pier adjacent to the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Jan. 30, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Campanale. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard’s cleanup efforts of an oil spill in the Columbia River adjacent to the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa...

Hurricane Maria Response Team Assesses Distressed Vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Response Team Assesses Distressed Vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
ESF-10 Hurricane Maria Response personnel conduct underwater environmental assessments for impacted vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Feb. 12, 2018.  SAN JUAN – Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico conducted environmental assessments for impacted vessels in La Parguera, Puerto Rico on Feb. 12, 2018. Environmental assessments are done in advance of boat removal operations in order to minimize...

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts in American Samoa

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts  in American Samoa
Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention and local contractors conduct a visual assessment for any threats of pollution aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita
Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, deputy sector commander Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, and Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention, discuss future operations for the removal of product aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 11, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara...

Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded its response to an oil spill at mile marker 145 on the Mississippi River near Mt. Airy, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pin Oaks Terminal. Coast...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to oil spill on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil spill near mile marker 145 of the lower Mississippi River, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pine Oaks Terminal. ES&H, an...

Port of Pago Pago remains closed following Tropical Cyclone Gita

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa —The port of Pago Pago remains closed to commercial traffic Saturday pending further assessment following Tropical Cyclone Gita, while work to remove the fishing vessel Chui Kai Fa No. 1 continues. High winds remain a concern through the weekend, as responders work to assess the region and resume the response to the grounded 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa...

Response operations for grounded fishing vessel in American Samoa suspended due to TC Gita

Response operations for grounded fishing vessel in American Samoa suspended due to TC Gita
The 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Ng) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard, owner of the vessel and local authorities have suspended response operations, Friday for the grounding of the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1, located approximately...