Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn in SouthWest Pass, LA

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn in SouthWest Pass, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to oversee an in-situ burn for a crude oil discharge near New Orleans in the next 24-48 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a discharge of crude oil from South Pass 24 platform approximately 6 miles south of Pilottown in the SouthWest Pass, Tuesday. The current discharge is estimated to be 1,600-2,100 gallons. The...

Coast Guard responding to reports of oil on Delaware beaches

Coast Guard  responding to reports of oil on Delaware beaches
DEWEY BEACH, Del. — The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to a report of oil on Towers Beach, Wednesday. The oiled debris was first reported Monday evening. Ten contractors from Lewis Environmental were dispatched to clean the oily debris with oversight from Coast Guard and DNREC personnel. Cleanup efforts were completed today. Approximately...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Jan. 14. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support, two small boat crews, and the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo crew stopped...

Coast Guard responds to sunken pier in Anacortes, WA

Coast Guard responds to sunken pier in Anacortes, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a sunken pier and multiple vessels affected by high winds and tidal surges created by a storm that moved across the Pacific Northwest Tuesday. A 300-foot by 50-foot concrete floating pier submerged early Wednesday morning in the area of Lovric’s Sea-Craft in Anacortes with three vessels moored to it. A tug boat, the Hellen S, was tangled up...

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), transits the Chukchi Sea, in the Arctic, at noon Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. BERING SEA – The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday, for a logistics stop 30 days into a months-long Arctic deployment to protect the nation’s maritime...

Coast Guard responds to major marine casualty near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard responds to major marine casualty near Puerto Rico
A sheen appears, Dec. 24, 2020, south of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard responded to a marine casualty Thursday south of Puerto Rico. Sector San Juan watchstanders received a mayday call from the 112-foot tugboat Proassist III crew stating they were taking on water with three people aboard approximately two miles south of Yabucoa Harbor, Puerto...

Coast Guard responds to hydraulic oil spill in Womens Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to hydraulic oil spill in Womens Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Spar file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a discharge of hydraulic oil from Coast Guard Cutter Spar Saturday in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Kodiak personnel are monitoring the cleanup which has been contracted to...

Coast Guard, partners detain illegal fishing vessel off Palau

Coast Guard, partners detain illegal fishing vessel off Palau
Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane WeissmanSANTA RITA, Guam – The crew of the Palau Division of Marine Law Enforcement patrol boat PSS President HI Remeliik II coordinated with the Coast Guard to apprehend a suspected illegal fishing vessel off Helen Reef, December 10th. The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched resources that included an...

Coast Guard Northeast ice breaking season underway

Coast Guard Northeast ice breaking season underway
A boatcrew from Aids To Navigation Team Long Island Sound navigates the Connecticut River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) near Haddam, Conn., Dec. 19, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Katie Loudermilk) BOSTON — The Coast Guard has launched its ice breaking season, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port,...