Coast Guard responds to boat fire, pollution on Vashon Island

Coast Guard responds to boat fire, pollution on Vashon Island
A photo taken by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles shows a sheen in and around the location of an extinguished boat fire on Vashon Island, WA, on Monday, March 29.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Port Angeles) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a boat fire Monday morning at Quartermaster Harbor Yacht Club on Vashon Island this morning. At...

Coast Guard investigating unknown sheen in Brunswick, Ga

Coast Guard investigating unknown sheen in Brunswick, Ga
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah personnel are investigating a recurring mystery sheen emanating from the bank of the East River in Brunswick, Georgia. The Coast Guard has been conducting an investigation since February 2019 to identify the source of the sheen across multiple waterfront properties. Hard boom and absorbent materials have been placed around the discharge...

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
The wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, sinks near Marquesas, Florida, Mar. 17, 2021. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard is currently overseeing diesel spill clean-up operations after the 100-foot vessel, La Dolce Vita, caught fire Tuesday near Marquesas. The vessel captain radioed Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting the fire on Ch. 16. All six people...

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise in St. Croix

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise in St. Croix
Emergency responders work on developing an Incident Action Plan during the two-day functional pollution response exercise at the Limetree Bay facility in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 17, 2021. (Courtesy photo) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard, federal and U.S. Virgin Islands emergency responders in cooperation Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC conducted an oil pollution response exercise...

Coast Guard concludes monitoring diesel fuel clean-up near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard concludes monitoring diesel fuel clean-up near Sitka, Alaska
The fishing vessel, Haida Lady, near Sitka Alaska, March 3, 2021. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has concluded the monitoring of diesel fuel clean-up operations near Sitka, Alaska. The fishing vessel, Haida Lady, has been raised with lift bags and dewatering pumps, and is tied off to shore. Approximately 1,550 gallons of diesel fuel and oily water mixture were removed from the vessel’s...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel discharge near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel discharge near Sitka, Alaska
The 52-foot fishing vessel, Haida Lady, submerged between Cobb Island and Silver Point South of Sitka, Alaska, February 27, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Sitka personnel JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel fuel discharge, Tuesday, after a vessel sank near Sitka, Alaska. Sector Juneau personnel received a report, February 27, 2021 at 2 p.m., that the 52-foot...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to vessel fire in Tacom

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to vessel fire in Tacom
The Coast Guard and partner agencies respond to an active fire Feb. 18, 2021, aboard a commercial fishing vessel moored in Tacoma (Tacoma Fire Department photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and State of Washington partner agencies are responding to an active fire Thursday on board a commercial fishing vessel moored in Tacoma. The fire broke out shortly before midnight aboard the 233-foot ‘Aleutian...

US and Russia sign Joint Contingency Plan for pollution response

US and Russia sign Joint Contingency Plan for pollution response
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Russian Federation’s Marine Rescue Service recently signed the 2020 Joint Contingency Plan of the United States of America & the Russian Federation in Combating Pollution on the Bering & Chukchi Seas. On Feb. 1, 2021, the Acting Director Andrey Khaustov of the Russian Federation’s Marine Rescue Service (MRS) and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deputy...

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...