Coast Guard responding to diesel spill in Newport’s Yaquina Bay

Coast Guard responding to diesel spill in Newport’s Yaquina Bay
Petty Officer 1st Class Rory Jenkins, a Coast Guard oil spill responder from the Incident Management Division at Sector Columbia River, oversees cleanup efforts of approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel that was discharged into Yaquina Bay, in Newport, Ore., Aug. 14, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Carr. NEWPORT, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel spill...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters
Illegally caught sharks and red snapper are counted outside of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island near South Padre Island, Texas, Aug.12, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha...

Grounded vessel near Santa Cruz breaks up spilling estimated 200 gallons of fuel

Grounded vessel near Santa Cruz breaks up spilling estimated 200 gallons of fuel
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is shown broken and beached near Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). SAN FRANCISCO — Responders operating in a unified command completed the removal of diesel fuel Monday evening from the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Quest near Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz. Approximately...

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is pictured on the rocks near Natural Bridges State Beach, Calif., Aug. 12, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Eric Laughlin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response/released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California...

Coast Guard Yard receives preliminary debris site test results for “The Grove”

Coast Guard Yard receives preliminary debris site test results for "The Grove"
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Yard has voluntarily reported and investigated a site containing potentially contaminated soil in the southeast portion of the base. Soil erosion during heavy rains uncovered what appeared to be construction and demolition debris in the “Grove Site” at the southeast portion of the base. The debris appears to date from the World War II era, when land disposal of solid...

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged vessel at the Port of Rosedale, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 8:43 a.m. about the uninspected towing vessel Joyce Marie partially submerged by the stern where it is moored at the Port of Rosedale. Approximately 500 gallons of fuel and lube oil are reported...

Coast Guard and FWC release egg-bearing lobsters in Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard and FWC release egg-bearing lobsters in Fort Lauderdale
Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale law enforcement officials conduct a boarding on a pleasure craft in Fort Lauderdale, July 26, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement officials conducted a law enforcement boarding on a pleasure craft that led to the release of egg-bearing lobsters in Fort Lauderdale,...

Coast Guard investigates fishing vessel for discharging oil in Canadian waters

Coast Guard investigates fishing vessel for discharging oil in Canadian waters
JUNEAU, Alaska – Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Dutch Harbor, and Coast Guard Investigative Service agents are investigating the fishing vessel Mark I for knowingly discharging oil overboard in Canadian waters. A Transport Canada aircrew detected the Mark I transiting through the Canadian exclusive economic zone 97-miles off of Cape St. James,...

EUPT, USCG partner to improve winter ferry service in upper Michigan

EUPT, USCG partner to improve winter ferry service in upper Michigan
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Eastern Upper Peninsula Transit Authority singed a Memorandum of Understanding with a unified goal of improving ferry service during the winter to the St. Marys River’s three island communities in upper Michigan, Friday. Capt. Marko Broz, commander, Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, and Pete Paramski, director of the EUP Transit Authority,...