Coast Guard ends 40-day response to Munger T. Ball near Florida Keys

Coast Guard ends 40-day response to Munger T. Ball near Florida Keys
KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Sector Key West Incident Management Team concluded a 40-day coordinated response effort to mitigate the pollution threat from the tanker Munger T. Ball wreck, 70 miles northwest of Key West, Florida, Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Coast Guard monitored the wreck site for years. In 2019, following an uptick in confirmed sheening...

Coast Guard responds to report of dielectric fluid leak in New Rochelle, New York

Coast Guard responds to report of dielectric fluid leak in New Rochelle, New York
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a report of a dielectric fluid leak in New Rochelle, New York, Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders were notified that a dielectric line leak had occurred as a result of a water main break in New Rochelle and the fluid had entered the water at Wright Island Marina. Coast Guard Sector New York investigators and...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday. A barge pushed by the ITV Albert reportedly allided with the ITV Paddy as it transited the Port Isabel Offshore Terminal, resulting in one of the ITV Paddy’s barges sustaining damage and releasing gasoline into the waterway. It is currently estimated that five to 10 gallons of fuel...

Coast Guard responds to black oil found near Back Bay, Miss.

Coast Guard responds to black oil found near Back Bay, Miss.
NEW ORLEANS – Members of Coast Guard Sector Mobile’s Incident Management Division responded to a report Sunday of black oil found near Back Bay in Biloxi, Mississippi. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at approximately 10:30 a.m. of a discharge of black oil-bilge slop in a highly sensitive environmental area of Back Bay near Biloxi. Members of the Sector Mobile Incident...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to fuel spill near Stockton

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to fuel spill near Stockton
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Contra Costa County Fire Department responded to reports of a gasoline spill near Stockton at Discovery Bay, Monday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified by National Response Center personnel at 10 a.m. of a gasoline spill of approximately 400 gallons at Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor. The cause of...

SEACOR Power unified command provides salvage updates

SEACOR Power unified command provides salvage updates
HOUMA, La. — The unified command consisting of the Coast Guard and SEACOR updated family members of the crew on the status of salvage operations of SEACOR Power during a meeting in Houma, Wednesday. Family members were provided with information from SEACOR and the contracted Donjon-SMIT salvage team on efforts to remove the vessel and what the potential timeline for that process is expected to be. Throughout...

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies concluded the cleanup and assessments for an oil spill in Steamboat Creek in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday. Cleanup efforts started after an on-shore waste oil tank overflowed on Monday, May 24th and were completed today. Coast Guard Sector Virginia pollution responders, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Emergency...

Coast Guard responds to capsized shrimp boat off Morris Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized shrimp boat off Morris Island
Coast Guard responds to capsized 35-foot shrimp boat approximately 1 mile off Morris Island, South Carolina, May 28, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a 40-foot shrimp boat that capsized 1 mile east of Morris Island, Thursday. A Charleston Metro Marine unit recovered all three people that went into the water and the survivors were taken to Shem Creek...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on James River, Virginia

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on James River, Virginia
Sonar image depicting a sunken vessel on the James River in Virginia, May 27, 2021. (Photo by Chesterfield County Virginia Marine Team) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are cautioning mariners and recreational boaters while transiting in the James River due to a sunken vessel causing a hazard to navigation, Thursday. The channel is currently open with restrictions with the submerged...