Coast Guard oversees pollution response near Meraux, La.

Coast Guard oversees pollution response near Meraux, La.
Nine hundred forty feet of the boom being placed around the capsized vessel W.B. Wood to contain its fuel discharge on the Mississippi River near Meraux, Louisiana on Jan. 16, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is overseeing a pollution response after a dredging vessel capsized in the Mississippi River in the vicinity of mile marker (MM) 85 near Meraux,...

Coast Guard, partners respond to reports of oil sheen off California

Coast Guard, partners respond to reports of oil sheen off California
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco flight crew conducts an overflight to monitor an oil sheen off of Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara, California, Jan. 7, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo released) SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — U.S Coast Guard pollution responders are coordinating with partners in response to an oil sheen reported off Summerland Beach, Friday. The estimated 1 and a half to 2-mile-long...

Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Port of Milwaukee

Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Port of Milwaukee
Milwaukee – Coast Guard pollution responders along with partners from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Milwaukee Harbor Patrol, the Port of Milwaukee and representatives of the towing vessel MICHIGAN are on-scene for the ongoing incident. At 11:27 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan were notified by the National Response Center that the Towing Vessel MICHIGAN,...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas
Boom contains an oil spill in the La Quinta Channel in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, Dec. 25, 2022. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi pollution responders estimated up to 3,800 gallons of light crude oil entered the water from a cracked pipeline near the Flint Hills Ingleside facility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen McConnell) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Lower Plaquemines Parish

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Lower Plaquemines Parish
NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of oil into a Plaquemines Parish drainage canal in Port Sulphur, La. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received notification Thursday at 2:47 p.m. of an estimated 1,260 gallons of crude oil from an undetermined source that was impacting nearly two miles of the canal. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans pollution response personnel...

Unified Command established for fishing vessel aground

Unified Command established for fishing vessel aground
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Santa Barbara County established a unified command to continue its response to the 60-foot fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders received a report from Vessel Assist Ventura that the fishing...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island
Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, state, and local agencies are responding to a fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders received a report from Vessel Assist Ventura that the fishing vessel Speranza Marie, a 60-foot fishing vessel with six people aboard and carrying roughly...

Coast Guard monitors oil discharge from Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward

Coast Guard monitors oil discharge from Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward
A seasonal oil sheen near Destin, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Ronkowski) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continue to monitor periodic discharges of oil from the Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward, a World War II era vessel sunk in 1977 to serve as an artificial reef approximately six miles southwest of Destin,...

Coast Guard monitors oil spill response near Lake Charles,

Coast Guard monitors oil spill response near Lake Charles,
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the response to an oil spill in the vicinity of Calcasieu Point Landing near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles pollution responders received a report at approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday of an unknown quantity of oil in the water in an industrial canal north of Choupique Island. Coast Guard pollution responders...