Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the waterway closure on the Mississippi River from mile marker 224.5 to mile marker 226 after a vessel sank near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge incident management team confirmed an oil sheen in the water. There is a reported potential of 18,500 gallons of fuel aboard the Michelle Anne. An unknown amount of oil...

Coast Guard issues waterway restriction after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard issues waterway restriction after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard issued a waterway restriction after a vessel sank on the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the Michelle Ann escaped...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Laplace, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Laplace, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans responded to the sinking of the towing vessel St. Rita on the Mississippi River near Laplace, Louisiana, Thursday. At approximately 3 p.m Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that the St. Rita, owned and operated by Marquette Transportation Company, sank on the right descending bank on the Mississippi River. The five crewmembers that...

Coast Guard verifies refloating of grounded landing craft on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard verifies refloating of grounded landing craft on Kodiak Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew looks for potential pollution at the site of the grounded 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote at Cape Kuliuk, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard verified the refloating of the landing craft Don Quixote without incident during high tide Thursday, about 2 miles south...

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew looks for potential pollution at the site of the grounded 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote at Cape Kuliuk, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors to mitigate the pollution threat posed by a vessel that ran aground near Cape Kuliuk on Kodiak...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat fire in Cape Charles, VA
The Coast Guard and other local agencies respond to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 6 a.m. from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles crewmembers...

Coast Guard responds to sheen reported from container ship in Oakland

Coast Guard responds to sheen reported from container ship in Oakland
The Matsonia, a 713-foot U.S.-flagged container ship, is shown moored at Matson Terminal in Oakland, California, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Dustin Widman) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard continues to respond Friday to a sheen reported from a container ship moored at the Matson Terminal in Oakland. Crewmembers aboard the 713-foot U.S.-flagged container...

Coast Guard, partner agencies oversee removal of sailboat from Connecticut River

Coast Guard, partner agencies oversee removal of sailboat from Connecticut River
Pollution responders from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound oversee salvage operation of a sunken 53-foot sailboat in the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, Conn., Feb. 20, 2019.  (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard) NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection oversaw the removal of a 53-foot...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Paducah, Kentucky

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Paducah, Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel oil spill in the Tennessee River near Paducah, Kentucky, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 8:27 a.m. that the vessel Patricia I. Hart, while being transported by an assist tug to a dry dock, hit a pier at James Marine Inc., at mile marker 4.5 on the Tennessee River. The pier cut a small gash in the...