Response continues for Rattle Snake Bayou oil release

Response continues for Rattle Snake Bayou oil release
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans is continuing to respond to an active oil discharge near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, December 10, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector New Orleans continues to respond to a well discharging a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Monday. A Unified Command has been established consisting of the Coast Guard, Hilcorp,...

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou
The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, Louisiana, December 9, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that a crude oil well in Rattle Snake Bayou,...

Coast Guard monitoring salvage of partially-sunken vessel in Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard monitoring salvage of partially-sunken vessel in Manasquan Inlet, NJ
The commercial fishing vessel Miss Kathleen sits aground and partially-sunken near Dog Beach in Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, Dec. 8, 2018.(U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station Manasquan Inlet) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is monitoring the salvage of a partially-sunken commercial fishing vessel in Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, Saturday morning. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Delaware...

Response to fishing vessel fire in American Samoa continues

Response to fishing vessel fire in American Samoa continues
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard in American Samoa is continuing to investigate the loss of the commercial fishing vessel Jeanette Friday. “The vessel poses minimal risk to residents and the environment,” said Lt. Al Blaisdell, supervisor, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa. “Due to the depth of water, we understand there will be no salvage attempted. Any fuel remaining...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire in American Samoa

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire in American Samoa
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is working with the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security and local agencies to respond to a fire aboard a fishing vessel in the port of Pago Pago, America Samoa Wednesday. The vessel was towed offshore to limit the impact to the port and residents of American Samoa. Additional Coast Guard responders and resources are en route and will work with the port partners,...

Coast Guard, local agencies find sunken barge off Nahant

Coast Guard, local agencies find sunken barge off Nahant
An officer from Quincy Police department prepares to lower side-sonar equipment into the water Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to search for the missing barge that sank off Nahant, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Pace) BOSTON — The Coast Guard and partner agencies located the missing barge, Dredge 200, Wednesday after it capsized and sank earlier this week in Broad...

FWC and Coast Guard continue pollution removal operations in Panama City, Fla.

FWC and Coast Guard continue pollution removal operations in Panama City, Fla.
Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) salvage teams create a boom around a displaced vessel to contain hazardous material in the Watson Bayou, Panama City, FL.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin. PANAMA CITY, FLA – The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) Unified Command continues to make progress in its mission to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessels, oil discharge

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessels, oil discharge
GREENUP, Ky. – The Coast Guard is responding to diesel fuel discharging from two sunken vessels on the Ohio River near Greenup, Kentucky. Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington are responding to conduct initial assessments of potential environmental and waterway impacts as well as determining how much oil is being discharged. The oil spill response organization, Clean Harbors, is...

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection
BOSTON – The former captain of a New Bedford fishing boat owned by Carlos Rafael, a/k/a “The Codfather,” was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for interfering with a U.S Coast Guard inspection of a fishing boat off the Massachusetts coast. Thomas D. Simpson, 57, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years of probation, with the first...