Responders determine cause of flooding on vessel in American Samoa

Responders determine cause of flooding on vessel in American Samoa
HONOLULU — Responders have located and addressed the cause of flooding on the 145-foot passenger-ferry Sili in Pago Pago, Sunday. A salvage dive team located a two-inch diameter hole on the port side of the engineroom and applied a temporary patch. The vessel is no longer taking on water. Any pollution from the incident has been recovered or dissipated. Containment booms will remain in place, and...

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to vessel taking on water in American Samoa

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to vessel taking on water in American Samoa
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and local authorities are responding to a report of a passenger-ferry taking on water in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Saturday. Members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa are working with local authorities and salvors to address the situation. The vessel is currently moored to the main pier and attended by a tugboat. “This is unexpected and unfortunate”...

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo
First responders from local Toledo Ohio fire departments respond to a fire aboard a 762-foot vessel in the Port of Toledo, February 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire onboard a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in Oregon, Ohio in the Port of Toledo, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific
U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Fishery Officers pause during an inspection of a fishing vessel on the high seas of the South Pacific Jan. 16, 2019.  (Photo courtesy Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their patrol of the South Pacific with partners from several nations in January and into February. The U.S. is advancing...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews in southern Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped three lanchas...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River
The towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a vessel near Cheshire, Ohio, Friday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report at 1 p.m. that the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. All three crewmembers...

Coast Guard requests public comment on proposed railroad bridges

Coast Guard requests public comment on proposed railroad bridges
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has made a draft of the Environmental Assessment of the proposed construction of railroad bridges across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek at Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho, available to the public and is requesting public comment beginning, Wednesday. Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, has conducted and released the environmental assessment in...

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon) HONOLULU — Following a stop in Fiji in late January, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their South Pacific patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. The...

Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound in support of Operation Deep Freeze.  U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in...