Fishing vessel Aleutian Isle recovered and defueled

Fishing vessel Aleutian Isle recovered and defueled
fishing vessel Aleutian Isle SEATTLE — Response crews successfully placed the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle onto a salvage barge near Mitchell Bay on San Juan Island Sept. 21. The vessel no longer poses a significant threat to the environment, and it will soon transit to a mainland facility for further investigation into the cause of sinking. “We are so pleased to see the vessel safely out of...

Aleutian Isle lifting operations continue off San Juan Island

Aleutian Isle lifting operations continue off San Juan Island
fishing vessel Aleutian Isle SEATTLE — The fishing vessel Aleutian Isle was successfully lifted to the surface Saturday afternoon with operations ended later that night. After surfacing, crews began the complicated task of dewatering and removing fuel. Crews partially dewatered the vessel and removed approximately 775 gallons of oily-water mixture where it currently rests floating with assistance...

Coast Guard monitors barge aground after collision near Plaquemine, LA

Coast Guard monitors barge aground after collision near Plaquemine, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is monitoring a barge with heavy fuel oil aground after a collision at mile marker 43.5 on the Port Allen route of the Gulf intracoastal waterway on Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification that two tow vessels collided, the Creole Crusader and the Jack Odom, at approximately 12:30 a.m.. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge...

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle
Sheen from diesel fuel from the Aleutian Isle sinking off San Juan Island. SEATTLE – Response crews working to salvage the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle successfully rigged all required cables to lift the vessel out of the water and place on a barge near Sunset Point on San Juan Island Friday. The 58-foot fishing vessel spent over a month under 200 feet of water in Haro Strait, after it sank on...

Coast Guard conducts 9 fisheries boardings off Texas coast

Coast Guard conducts 9 fisheries boardings off Texas coast
A Coast Guard boarding team team from Cutter Alligator, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Galveston, Texas, approaches a shrimp boat and prepares to board the vessel off the Texas coast, Sept. 14, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Cutter Alligator) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard boarded nine commercial fishing vessels and issued 26 safety and living marine resource violations during...

Coast Guard conducts high seas boarding

Coast Guard conducts high seas boarding
U.S. Coast Guard members conduct a boarding of a fishing vessel in the Eastern Pacific, August 3, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard recently completed an operation to counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, within the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) Convention area. The SPRFMO Convention area covers nearly...

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast
Illegal fishing aboard a lancha boat caught by the US Coast Guard in August (Twitter) Laura B. Martinez The Brownsville Herald, Texas September 14 – A 15-minute pursuit between the U.S. Coast Guard and a Mexican fishing vessel, also known as a lancha, ended with the boat operator being taken into custody and charged. According to a federal criminal complaint, Eder Tadeo-Perez told authorities...

Unified Command responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery

Unified Command responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and High Point Gas Transmission LLC, continued to respond, Friday, to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery. At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, a fire was ignited in...

Coast Guard responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, LA

Coast Guard responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, LA
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received reports of a large fire at Lake Lery and coordinated the launch of an Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew...