Coast Guard, partners working to remove aground vessel off Waikiki

Coast Guard, partners working to remove aground vessel off Waikiki
The Coast Guard, State of Hawaii, and salvors are working to remove the sailing vessel, Steady Beat, aground near Waikiki Reef Hotel, March 22, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Russ Strathern) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, State of Hawaii, and salvors are working to remove the sailing vessel, Steady Beat, aground near Waikiki Reef Hotel, Sunday. The owner’s insurance company...

Coast Guard, partners respond to aground vessel off Waikiki

Coast Guard, partners respond to aground vessel off Waikiki
The Coast Guard and partners are responded to a 35-foot double-masted sailing vessel grounded off Waikiki, March 21, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners are responding to a 35-foot, double-masted sailing vessel grounded off Waikiki, Saturday evening. Pollution responders are on the scene assessing the situation and surrounding area for impacts. At this...

Coast Guard, partners complete removal of aground sailing vessel off Hilo

Coast Guard, partners complete removal of aground sailing vessel off Hilo
The grounded, 63-foot fishing vessel, Midway Island, being successfully removed from Hilo Harbor, March 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU – The grounded, 63-foot fishing vessel Midway Island, was successfully moved from the rocks to Pier 2 within Hilo Harbor, Tuesday. Wednesday, Coast Guard contractors worked to stabilize the vessel, deploy preventative adsorbent boom around the...

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway
ST. LOUIS – Anyone witnessing an oil spill, chemical release, or martime security incident should call the National Response Center (NRC) hotline at 1-800-424-8802. While the NRC is not a response agency, it serves as an emergency call center for initial reports for pollution incidents and forward that information to appropriate federal and state agencies for response. Reporting is required when...

Canada-U.S. sign revised Canada-United States Marine Pollution Contingency Plan

Canada-U.S. sign revised Canada-United States Marine Pollution Contingency Plan
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Commander Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell, Jr., and the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard sit together while signing the newly revised Dixon Entrance Annex to the national Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan, Feb. 19, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew Schofield. KODIAK,...

Coast Guard, partners continue working to remove aground sailing vessel on Oahu

Coast Guard, partners continue working to remove aground sailing vessel on Oahu
Coast Guard, the State of Hawaii, and salvors are work to remove the sailing vessel Prelude aground near Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 12, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 1st Russ Strathern) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, State of Hawaii, and salvors are working to remove the sailing vessel Prelude aground near Kaimana Beach, Wednesday. The owner has hired a private salvage...

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine
HONOLULU — Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) PTE LTD. (Bernhard), a vessel operating company, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of the District of Hawaii...

Responders analyzing new strategies to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay

Responders analyzing new strategies to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay
Motor-sailing vessel Midway Island grounded off Hilo, Hawaii, February 5, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Responders are analyzing new strategies to move the 63-foot fishing vessel Midway Island, currently aground off Hilo, after inspectors discovered flooding within the boat, Monday. The U.S.-flagged vessel grounded Feb. 3, and the Coast Guard is continuing to work with the Hawaii...

Responders prepare to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay

Responders prepare to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay
Motor-sailing vessel Midway Island grounded off Hilo, Hawaii, February 5, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Responders are working to refloat and move the 63-foot fishing vessel, Midway Island, currently aground off Hilo. The Coast Guard is working with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and contracted personnel to refloat the vessel on the incoming high tide and building...