Coast Guard announces Alaska Inland and Arctic & Western Alaska Area Committees Meeting

Coast Guard announces Alaska Inland and Arctic & Western Alaska Area Committees Meeting
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The next meetings for the Alaska Inland and Arctic & Western Alaska Area Committees will be held Wednesday, May 15th, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Noel Wein Library at 1215 Cowles St., in Fairbanks. The public meetings will discuss contingency plans for response to discharges of oil and releases of hazardous substances in Alaska and surrounding waters. Government,...

Coast Guard monitoring natural gas release near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard monitoring natural gas release near Corpus Christi, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is monitoring a natural gas and condensate release from an orphan well four nautical miles southeast of Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan Monday of a potential offshore rig release. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew...

Federal, State and Local agencies continue response to Ann Kathleen incident.

Federal, State and Local agencies continue response to Ann Kathleen incident.
The wreckage of the 64-foot commercial fishing vessel Ann Kathleen sits on a beach near Bandon, Ore., May 5, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rory Jenkins. BANDON, ORE. — Members of the Unified Command responding to the Ann Kathleen incident continue containment and cleanup operations on the coast near Bandon, this week. Since the initial fire and beaching of the 64-foot commercial...

Coast Guard responding to vessel sinking in Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard responding to vessel sinking in Intracoastal Waterway
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken vessel in the Intracoastal Waterway near Lafitte, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 6:45 a.m. of the towing vessel Cindy R, pushing six barges, with three crewmembers aboard sinking at mile marker 8, west of the Harvey Lock on the Intracoastal Waterway. The crewmembers boarded the towing...

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from derelict barge on Kodiak Island

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from derelict barge on Kodiak Island
A Coast Guard pollution investigator from Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak inspects a grounded, derelict barge on the southeast shoreline of Womens Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska, April 26, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors Saturday to mitigate the potential pollution threat posed by a derelict barge on the shoreline of Womens Bay...

Coast Guard to conduct underwater assessment on Coimbra wreck

Coast Guard to conduct underwater assessment on Coimbra wreck
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine Group to conduct a full assessment of oil remaining on the Coimbra wreck, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y. If substantial oil still remains, and if feasible, the Coast Guard will work with Resolve Marine Group to remove oil from the wreck in order to reduce pollution risks to the environment. The operation...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel in Pass a Loutre

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel in Pass a Loutre
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken towing vessel in Pass a Loutre near Venice, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 2 a.m. of the towing vessel Dejeanne Maria, pushing two empty dry cargo barges, transiting downbound on the Mississippi River when it struck a submerged object. The three people who were aboard the Dejeanne Maria at...

Coast Guard Clears Vessel from Goethals Oil Spill to Depart NYC

Coast Guard Clears Vessel from Goethals Oil Spill to Depart NYC
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard cleared the Dublin Express for departure from New York Container Terminal in Staten Island Thursday morning. The departure was approved following completion of repairs and cleaning of the vessel. The Unified Command, consisting of state and federal agencies and the responsible party, will continue cleanup operations until all impacted parts of the Arthur Kill Waterway...

Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue

Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue
Coast Guard Petty Officer NiChelle Flynn and New York Department of Environmental Conservation environmental engineer Rick Lin patrol Breezy Point Beach Sunday, March 31, 2019, searching for tar balls. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW YORK – The Unified Command for the Goethals Oil Spill positively identified that tar balls recovered from Jacob Riis Park correlate...