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...

Coast Guard oversees removal of pollutants from grounded vessel off Hilo

Coast Guard oversees removal of pollutants from grounded vessel off Hilo
Motor-sailing vessel Midway Island grounded off Hilo, Hawaii, February 5, 2020. Drone assessments produced good footage of the environment and stability conditions of the vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU – Responders are working to remove potential pollutants from the 63-foot fishing vessel, Midway Island, currently aground off Hilo. The Coast Guard is working with the Department...

Coast Guard, agencies contain source of crude oil discharge near Baytown

Coast Guard, agencies contain source of crude oil discharge near Baytown
Coast Guard and Texas Railroad Commission personnel place a cofferdam around a wellhead in Tabbs Bay near Baytown, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON —The Coast Guard, along with multiple agencies, contained the out-of-service wellhead Tuesday that resulted in a crude oil spill in Tabbs Bay near Baytown, Texas. The Coast Guard and the Railroad Commission of Texas contained the...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground off Hilo, Hawaii

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground off Hilo, Hawaii
The Coast Guard responds to a 63-foot motor vessel, Midway Island, grounded off Ale Ale’a Point, Hilo, February 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners are responding to a 63-foot motor-sailing vessel grounded near Ale Ale’a Point, Hilo Bay. At 5:33 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from Hilo Fire Department of...

Coast Guard, agencies continue response to oil spill near Baytown, Texas

Coast Guard, agencies continue response to oil spill near Baytown, Texas
Booming and absorbent material surround the impacted area of a crude oil spill in Tabbs Bay near Baytown, Texas, Feb. 3, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple agencies, is continuing to respond to a crude oil spill in Tabbs Bay near Baytown, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Incident Management Division and Drone Team, Coast Guard Marine...

Coast Guard, agencies continue response to oil spill near Baytown, Texas

Coast Guard, agencies continue response to oil spill near Baytown, Texas
Approximately 630 gallons of crude oil floats in Tabbs Bay near Baytown, Texas, Feb. 1, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple agencies, is continuing to respond to a crude oil spill in Tabbs Bay near Baytown, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Incident Management Division and Drone Team, Texas General Land Office, Innovative Energy...