Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel

Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel
The dredge barge Everett Fisher sits aground in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded dredge barge in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification...

Grounded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet, North Carolina refloated

Grounded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet, North Carolina refloated
The 88-foot fishing vessel Sea Angels aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina. Wilmington, N.C. — The Coast Guard received a report of the fishing vessel Sea Angels being towed off the beach by the fishing vessel Lady Deborah during high tide Wednesday evening. The vessel was towed to Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort, North Carolina, where it has been dry docked for inspection and repairs. A Unified...

Unified Command oversees lightering operations from grounded fishing vessel

Unified Command oversees lightering operations from grounded fishing vessel
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Unified Command is overseeing lightering operations to remove the fuel from aboard the grounded fishing vessel Sea Angels, which are being completed by a contractor hired by the vessel owner, Wednesday afternoon. Operations are expected to continue over the next several days to remove all fuel and other oil from the fishing vessel, which ran aground near Browns Inlet, North...

Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands AtonN system

Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands AtonN system
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is seeking input for a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the Les Cheneaux Islands. The WAMS study will review the short range Aids to Navigation system that covers the waters surrounding the Les Cheneaux Islands, including: Cedarville East Channel, Les Cheneaux Islands Middle Entrance, Les Cheneaux Islands...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters
The Coast Guard Cutter Chinook interdicted a lancha and recovered 630 lbs of fish illegally caught in long lines during their last patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Chinook. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha and recovered three and a half nautical miles of illegal fishing gear containing 109 entangled fish in federal waters off the coast of South Texas,...

Coast Guard swaps summer buoys with winter buoys on Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard swaps summer buoys with winter buoys on Chesapeake Bay
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin swap out the summer buoys for the seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Dec. 12, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin has finished replacing the summer buoys with seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake Bay. Throughout the month of...

Coast Guard wraps up 2019 statewide inspection initiative in Alaska

Coast Guard wraps up 2019 statewide inspection initiative in Alaska
Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn Keeman (right), an inspector on temporary duty for Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, prepares to inspect a fuel storage facility in Oscarville, Alaska, July 9, 2019. Keeman’s inspection was part of Sector Anchorage’s 2019 Marine Safety Task force initiative. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Zappe By Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn The area...

Unified Command begins planning for fuel removal from grounded vessel

Unified Command begins planning for fuel removal from grounded vessel
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Unified Command discussed plans to remove diesel fuel from the fishing vessel Sea Angels at the Onslow County Emergency Operations Center, Tuesday. The fishing vessel Sea Angels ran aground near Browns Inlet, North Carolina on Dec. 9, 2019. The Unified Command has identified safety of personnel responding to the grounding and the protection of the environment as the top priorities...

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge in Great Egg Harbor

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge in Great Egg Harbor
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel from two submerged vessels at Seaview Harbor Marina in Great Egg Harbor, Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the report of the vessel fires from local police dispatch at approximately 1:50 a.m. The estimated maximum potential for the discharge is an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel....