Responders determine cause of flooding on vessel in American Samoa

Responders determine cause of flooding on vessel in American Samoa
HONOLULU — Responders have located and addressed the cause of flooding on the 145-foot passenger-ferry Sili in Pago Pago, Sunday. A salvage dive team located a two-inch diameter hole on the port side of the engineroom and applied a temporary patch. The vessel is no longer taking on water. Any pollution from the incident has been recovered or dissipated. Containment booms will remain in place, and...

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to vessel taking on water in American Samoa

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to vessel taking on water in American Samoa
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and local authorities are responding to a report of a passenger-ferry taking on water in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Saturday. Members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa are working with local authorities and salvors to address the situation. The vessel is currently moored to the main pier and attended by a tugboat. “This is unexpected and unfortunate”...

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo
First responders from local Toledo Ohio fire departments respond to a fire aboard a 762-foot vessel in the Port of Toledo, February 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire onboard a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in Oregon, Ohio in the Port of Toledo, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River
The towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a vessel near Cheshire, Ohio, Friday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report at 1 p.m. that the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. All three crewmembers...

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels by Emergency Support Function 10 Florida response are entering the final stage three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida. The Unified Command for the response consisted of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 175 displaced...

Coast Guard, partners recover section of downed jet off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners recover section of downed jet off Oahu
The tail section of a privately-owned Hunter Hawker aircraft is salvaged in the waters off Honolulu, Jan. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Chief Warrant Officer Russ Strathern) HONOLULU — Personnel from the Coast Guard and the State of Hawaii oversaw local salvor’s recovery of a section of the fuselage from a Hawker Hunter aircraft, downed initially in December, off Honolulu, Tuesday. “Using...

Response continues for the Lake Washington A10 Well Leak

Response continues for the Lake Washington A10 Well Leak
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continued to respond to a well that discharged a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Sunday. At approximately 10:15 p.m. personnel on a rig barge mechanically plugged the well head permanently securing it. It is estimated that approximately 9,282 gallons of oil was discharged before the well head was controlled. Approximately 13,300...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Garden Island Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Garden Island Bay, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to an oil discharge near Garden Island Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 3:52 p.m. from the National Response Center that approximately 420 gallons of crude oil had been discharged from a damaged saltwater disposal line at the Texas Petroleum Investment Company. The source of the discharge has been...

Coast Guard commences operations to contain offshore platform oil discharge

Coast Guard commences operations to contain offshore platform oil discharge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has partially assumed federal control of response operations to contain an oil discharge from the site of the collapsed Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC20) offshore platform 11 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Coast Guard will access the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and assume authority for containing...