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 responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska
Show is a collection of oil waste bags from the Selawik water treatment plant oil spill, in Selawik, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel discharge in Selawik, Alaska, Wednesday. After a diesel discharge occurred at the Selawik water treatment plant on Nov. 25, 2020, the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened...

Cleanup operations suspended for oil incident along Delaware, Maryland beaches

Cleanup operations suspended for oil incident along Delaware, Maryland beaches
Contracted oil spill response workers gather and remove oily debris from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as part of the Broadkill Beach 2020 oil spill response.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. PHILADELPHIA – The Unified Command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control suspended operations along the shores...

Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load

Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners and harbor users to remove excess snow and ice build-up from moored vessels this winter. Accumulation of snow and ice on a vessel can create the risk of reduced stability and the potential for sinking, property damage, and pollution to occur. It’s critical for mariners to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including a life jacket,...

Unified command clears some beaches of oily debris, tar balls

Unified command clears some beaches of oily debris, tar balls
Members of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Rehoboth Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.) MILFORD, De. – Cleanup crews for the unified command have cleared oily debris and tar balls from a significant stretch of coastline from the southern side of the Indian River...

Coast Guard oversees first foreign vessel to bunker LNG as fuel in the U.S.

Coast Guard oversees first foreign vessel to bunker LNG as fuel in the U.S.
The Coast Guard completed oversight of the first foreign vessel to bunker Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel in Jacksonville, Florida, Sep. 8,2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard completed oversight of the first foreign vessel to bunker Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel in Jacksonville, Tuesday. The Swedish tankship, Fure Ven, moored alongside Talleyrand Marine...

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Hurricane Hanna
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin aircrew conducts an overflight of areas impacted by Hurricane Hanna near Aransas Pass, Texas, July 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard conducted an overflight to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna near Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday. A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...

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...

Alaska Regional Response Team to hold meeting in Anchorage

Alaska Regional Response Team to hold meeting in Anchorage
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Regional Response Team (ARRT) will be holding a meeting Tuesday at the Atwood Conference Center in Anchorage. Government, private, and not for profit organizations involved in or concerned about pollution preparedness and response policy in Alaska should consider attending. The public is also invited to attend either in person or via call-in number. A public comment period...