Coast Guard monitors oil spill response near Lake Charles,

Coast Guard monitors oil spill response near Lake Charles,
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the response to an oil spill in the vicinity of Calcasieu Point Landing near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles pollution responders received a report at approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday of an unknown quantity of oil in the water in an industrial canal north of Choupique Island. Coast Guard pollution responders...

Coast Guard conducts oil recovery from sunken vessel in San Pedro

Coast Guard conducts oil recovery from sunken vessel in San Pedro
Oil absorbent mat pads encompass the fishing vessel Bill Ketner in San Pedro, California October 25, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – On Friday the Coast Guard completed cleanup efforts after the 70-foot fishing vessel Bill Ketner partially sank at the pier in San Pedro last Monday. At approximately 7 p.m. on October 24, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Incident...

Fishing vessel Aleutian Isle recovered and defueled

Fishing vessel Aleutian Isle recovered and defueled
fishing vessel Aleutian Isle SEATTLE — Response crews successfully placed the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle onto a salvage barge near Mitchell Bay on San Juan Island Sept. 21. The vessel no longer poses a significant threat to the environment, and it will soon transit to a mainland facility for further investigation into the cause of sinking. “We are so pleased to see the vessel safely out of...

Aleutian Isle lifting operations continue off San Juan Island

Aleutian Isle lifting operations continue off San Juan Island
fishing vessel Aleutian Isle SEATTLE — The fishing vessel Aleutian Isle was successfully lifted to the surface Saturday afternoon with operations ended later that night. After surfacing, crews began the complicated task of dewatering and removing fuel. Crews partially dewatered the vessel and removed approximately 775 gallons of oily-water mixture where it currently rests floating with assistance...

Coast Guard monitors barge aground after collision near Plaquemine, LA

Coast Guard monitors barge aground after collision near Plaquemine, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is monitoring a barge with heavy fuel oil aground after a collision at mile marker 43.5 on the Port Allen route of the Gulf intracoastal waterway on Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification that two tow vessels collided, the Creole Crusader and the Jack Odom, at approximately 12:30 a.m.. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge...

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle
Sheen from diesel fuel from the Aleutian Isle sinking off San Juan Island. SEATTLE – Response crews working to salvage the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle successfully rigged all required cables to lift the vessel out of the water and place on a barge near Sunset Point on San Juan Island Friday. The 58-foot fishing vessel spent over a month under 200 feet of water in Haro Strait, after it sank on...

Unified Command responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery

Unified Command responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and High Point Gas Transmission LLC, continued to respond, Friday, to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery. At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, a fire was ignited in...

Coast Guard responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, LA

Coast Guard responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, LA
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received reports of a large fire at Lake Lery and coordinated the launch of an Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew...

Coast Guard mitigates pollution of vessel that sank near Two Harbors

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies mitigated the pollution impact of a 40-foot yacht that sank near Two Harbors on Catalina Island, Saturday morning. Coast Guard pollution response teams mobilized to plug the vessel’s fuel vents to prevent further discharge and the Isthmus Harbor Patrol deployed containment boom to prevent the oil from impacting the surrounding area. Baywatch...