Coast Guard conducts 3-day enforcement operation along Central Gulf Coast

Coast Guard conducts 3-day enforcement operation along Central Gulf Coast
Coast Guard marine inspectors measure a fishing net March 15, 2021 to ensure the netting and rigging aboard a commercial fishing vessel is in compliance with federal fisheries laws and regulations.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies conducted a three-day operation from March 15 to March...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire, pollution on Vashon Island

Coast Guard responds to boat fire, pollution on Vashon Island
A photo taken by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles shows a sheen in and around the location of an extinguished boat fire on Vashon Island, WA, on Monday, March 29.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Port Angeles) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a boat fire Monday morning at Quartermaster Harbor Yacht Club on Vashon Island this morning. At...

Coast Guard investigating unknown sheen in Brunswick, Ga

Coast Guard investigating unknown sheen in Brunswick, Ga
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah personnel are investigating a recurring mystery sheen emanating from the bank of the East River in Brunswick, Georgia. The Coast Guard has been conducting an investigation since February 2019 to identify the source of the sheen across multiple waterfront properties. Hard boom and absorbent materials have been placed around the discharge...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Tuesday. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support and four boat crews interdicted four lanchas with 19 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing and seized approximately 3,000 lbs of red snapper and 11 sharks. “The...

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
The wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, sinks near Marquesas, Florida, Mar. 17, 2021. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard is currently overseeing diesel spill clean-up operations after the 100-foot vessel, La Dolce Vita, caught fire Tuesday near Marquesas. The vessel captain radioed Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting the fire on Ch. 16. All six people...

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise in St. Croix

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise in St. Croix
Emergency responders work on developing an Incident Action Plan during the two-day functional pollution response exercise at the Limetree Bay facility in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 17, 2021. (Courtesy photo) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard, federal and U.S. Virgin Islands emergency responders in cooperation Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC conducted an oil pollution response exercise...

Coast Guard concludes monitoring diesel fuel clean-up near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard concludes monitoring diesel fuel clean-up near Sitka, Alaska
The fishing vessel, Haida Lady, near Sitka Alaska, March 3, 2021. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has concluded the monitoring of diesel fuel clean-up operations near Sitka, Alaska. The fishing vessel, Haida Lady, has been raised with lift bags and dewatering pumps, and is tied off to shore. Approximately 1,550 gallons of diesel fuel and oily water mixture were removed from the vessel’s...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel discharge near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel discharge near Sitka, Alaska
The 52-foot fishing vessel, Haida Lady, submerged between Cobb Island and Silver Point South of Sitka, Alaska, February 27, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Sitka personnel JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel fuel discharge, Tuesday, after a vessel sank near Sitka, Alaska. Sector Juneau personnel received a report, February 27, 2021 at 2 p.m., that the 52-foot...

Coast Guard releases sea turtles affected by winter storm

Coast Guard releases sea turtles affected by winter storm
Lt. Milanese carries a rehabilitated turtle from a transport truck to Coast Guard a small boat at Station Port Aransas, Texas, Feb. 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and partner agencies released approximately 146 sea turtles displaced by a recent winter storm near Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector/Air...