Coast Guard oversees salvage efforts following aircraft crash in San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard oversees salvage efforts following aircraft crash in San Juan Harbor
Marine Science Technicians 3rd Class Kevin Villanueva and Angel Dávila oversee salvage and fuel recovery operations to recover a downed aircraft from San Juan Harbor’s San Antonio channel in Puerto Rico June 3, 2020.  (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division personnel are overseeing salvage efforts by the owning company of a Piper Aztec...

Coast Guard conducts overflight of sunken yacht off Monterey

Coast Guard conducts overflight of sunken yacht off Monterey
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducted an overflight of the sunken 92-foot yacht, Going Coastal, Friday morning. The flight began at approximately 9:15 a.m. and the crew found no visible signs of pollution. All that was visible was...

Advancements in oil spill containment prove successful 1 year later

Advancements in oil spill containment prove successful 1 year later
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An innovative sub surface oil containment and recovery system, installed in April 2019 over a damaged oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, is successfully preventing more than 1,000 gallons of oil per day from entering the environment. Scientific research and lessons learned following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have allowed the development of unique oil spill response systems...

Coast Guard monitors increased oil tanker presence off SoCal coast

Coast Guard monitors increased oil tanker presence off SoCal coast
Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal patrols the coast of Southern California, April 23, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Aidan Cooney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard is monitoring the increased presence of oil tanker vessels near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Thursday. There were 27 tanker vessels off the coast of Southern California Thursday afternoon. The...

Coast Guard, HFD, HPD respond to grounded vessel off Haleiwa Harbor

Coast Guard, HFD, HPD respond to grounded vessel off Haleiwa Harbor
The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department, and Honolulu Police Department respond to a report of a 21-foot powerboat grounded off Haleiwa Harbor, April 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura Hadley) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department, and Honolulu Police Department responded to a report of a 21-foot powerboat grounded off Haleiwa Harbor, Thursday morning. “The...

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...