Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel

Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel
The dredge barge Everett Fisher sits aground in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded dredge barge in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification...

Grounded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet, North Carolina refloated

Grounded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet, North Carolina refloated
The 88-foot fishing vessel Sea Angels aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina. Wilmington, N.C. — The Coast Guard received a report of the fishing vessel Sea Angels being towed off the beach by the fishing vessel Lady Deborah during high tide Wednesday evening. The vessel was towed to Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort, North Carolina, where it has been dry docked for inspection and repairs. A Unified...

Unified Command oversees lightering operations from grounded fishing vessel

Unified Command oversees lightering operations from grounded fishing vessel
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Unified Command is overseeing lightering operations to remove the fuel from aboard the grounded fishing vessel Sea Angels, which are being completed by a contractor hired by the vessel owner, Wednesday afternoon. Operations are expected to continue over the next several days to remove all fuel and other oil from the fishing vessel, which ran aground near Browns Inlet, North...

Unified Command begins planning for fuel removal from grounded vessel

Unified Command begins planning for fuel removal from grounded vessel
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Unified Command discussed plans to remove diesel fuel from the fishing vessel Sea Angels at the Onslow County Emergency Operations Center, Tuesday. The fishing vessel Sea Angels ran aground near Browns Inlet, North Carolina on Dec. 9, 2019. The Unified Command has identified safety of personnel responding to the grounding and the protection of the environment as the top priorities...

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge in Great Egg Harbor

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge in Great Egg Harbor
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel from two submerged vessels at Seaview Harbor Marina in Great Egg Harbor, Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the report of the vessel fires from local police dispatch at approximately 1:50 a.m. The estimated maximum potential for the discharge is an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel....

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge near New Orleans, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:27 a.m. that approximately 1,050 gallons of crude oil discharged into Garden Island Bay from the Whitney Oil and Gas Garden Island Bay Tank Battery 49 facility due to mechanical issues. The source of the spill has been secured after personnel at the...

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet

Unified Command activated for fishing vessel aground near Browns Inlet
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Unified Command was established on Wednesday afternoon to oversee the safe removal of fishing vessel Sea Angels, which ran aground in the vicinity of Browns Inlet, North Carolina. On Dec. 9, 2019, fishing vessel Sea Angels ran aground near a restricted navigation area in Browns Inlet, where the potential of unexploded military ordnance exists due to active live fire training...

Coast Guard rescues 3 sea turtles caught in illegal fishing gear

Coast Guard rescues 3 sea turtles caught in illegal fishing gear
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew rescues three green sea turtles caught in 200-yards of illegal gill net fishing gear approximately a quarter mile north of the mouth of the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Texas, Nov. 24, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three sea turtles caught in 200-yards of illegal fishing gear approximately a...

Coast Guard responds to oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Kitoi Bay Hatchery, today, after receiving notification of an oil spill in Kitoi Bay on Afognak Island. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened in the...