Coast Guard, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island

Coast Guard, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
A 32-foot sailing vessel sits aground off Magic Island in Honolulu, June 13, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 32-foot sailing vessel grounded off Magic Island, Thursday. Pollution responders are on scene assessing the area. There is a maximum potential fuel load of 27 gallons of diesel aboard. A slight sheen was reported but is expected...

Coast Guard responds to pollution in Baltimore Harbor after warehouse fire

Coast Guard responds to pollution in Baltimore Harbor after warehouse fire
Pollution responders from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region take samples from an oil spill that occurred in the Jones Falls section of he Baltimore Harbor, June 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is conducting containment and clean up efforts in the Baltimore Harbor after a warehouse fire may have caused...

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
Members of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia stand for a photo with representatives of the Palau Ministry of Transportation May 5, 2019, off Palau. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of Interior, provided aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in early May...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Galliano, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Galliano, Louisiana
A pollution response team from Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma lowers a drum skimmer in response to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano, Louisiana, May 26, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Houma) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano,...

Coast Guard seeks participants for Straits of Mackinac ports and waterways assessment workshop

Coast Guard seeks participants for Straits of Mackinac ports and waterways assessment workshop
CLEVELAND ― The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting for members of the public to participate in a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop for the Straits of Mackinac that will take place in St. Ignace, Michigan, July 24 and 25. A longstanding and proven Coast Guard process for formal public study, a PAWSA is a joint effort involving waterway users, stakeholders, and agencies to focus on...

Coast Guard conducts international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard conducts international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Boat crewmembers aboard Western Canada Marine Response Corporation vessels deploy u-boom during the CANUSPAC equipment deployment drill, May 22, 2019, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets. SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian coast guard conducted an oil spill response drill in partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology...

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Point Lighthouse, the last active screw-pile lighthouse, sits on its original foundation on the Chesapeake Bay, May 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter T. Ham IV) ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S....

Coast Guard to conduct international oil spill drill in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard to conduct international oil spill drill in Strait of Juan de Fuca
SEATTLE – U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard personnel are scheduled to conduct an oil spill response drill in partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology and the British Columbia Ministry of Environment in the contiguous waters of British Columbia, Canada, and the United States in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from May 22-23, 2019. On May 22, oil spill response equipment will be deployed in...

Diving down to history to protect the present

Diving down to history to protect the present
ATLANTIC OCEAN – A team assists one of the divers as he prepares to enter the water and begin work 180 feet below the surface on the tanker Coimbra wreck.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy After days of stormy seas and gray skies, the mid-May sun warms the deck where Resolve Marine Group’s team works aboard...