Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel in Pass a Loutre

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel in Pass a Loutre
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken towing vessel in Pass a Loutre near Venice, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 2 a.m. of the towing vessel Dejeanne Maria, pushing two empty dry cargo barges, transiting downbound on the Mississippi River when it struck a submerged object. The three people who were aboard the Dejeanne Maria at...

Coast Guard Clears Vessel from Goethals Oil Spill to Depart NYC

Coast Guard Clears Vessel from Goethals Oil Spill to Depart NYC
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard cleared the Dublin Express for departure from New York Container Terminal in Staten Island Thursday morning. The departure was approved following completion of repairs and cleaning of the vessel. The Unified Command, consisting of state and federal agencies and the responsible party, will continue cleanup operations until all impacted parts of the Arthur Kill Waterway...

Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue

Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue
Coast Guard Petty Officer NiChelle Flynn and New York Department of Environmental Conservation environmental engineer Rick Lin patrol Breezy Point Beach Sunday, March 31, 2019, searching for tar balls. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW YORK – The Unified Command for the Goethals Oil Spill positively identified that tar balls recovered from Jacob Riis Park correlate...

Coast Guard to conduct a pollution response exercise in Juneau

Coast Guard to conduct a pollution response exercise in Juneau
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau will host an oil spill response exercise, April 3-4, 2019, on the water in Hawk Inlet and at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center. The exercise is made up with representatives from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Oldendorff Carriers, Hecla Greens Creek...

Unified Command continues Arthur Kill Waterway cleanup

Unified Command continues Arthur Kill Waterway cleanup
Crew members from Miller Environmental Group Inc. conduct a shore cleanup Monday, April 1, 2019, at Jacob Riis Park Beach in New York.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) NEW YORK – The Unified Command continues to respond to an oil discharge, which occurred in the Arthur Kill Waterway on Thursday. The Unified Command deployed personnel and assets today to perform...

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY
Coast Guard Petty Officer NiChelle Flynn and New York Department of Environmental Conservation environmental engineer Rick Lin patrol Breezy Point Beach Sunday, March 31, 2019, searching for tar balls. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW YORK — Members of the Unified Command for Goethals Oil Spill continued responding to a report of sheening and tar balls received...

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY
NEW YORK— The U.S. Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are responding to reports of oil sheen and tar balls, on the ocean side of Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach. Responders are assessing both shoreline and waterway impact, and investigating to determine the source and cause of the condition, including a possible connection to Thursday’s fuel-oil leak involving...

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway
Capt. Jason Tama, commander Coast Guard Sector New York and the Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, assesses the clean up operations of an oil spill in the Arthur Kill waterway in Staten Island, March 29, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Nicholette Vaughan) NEW YORK – Unified Command members continue their response to an oil spill that occurred on the Arthur Kill waterway Thursday...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Arthur Kill waterway

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Arthur Kill waterway
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge, Thursday afternoon. At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of fuel-oil possibly leaking from a commercial container ship while moored at the Global Marine New York Container Terminal in Staten Island....