Coast Guard to conduct international oil spill drill in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard to conduct international oil spill drill in Strait of Juan de Fuca
SEATTLE – U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard personnel are scheduled to conduct an oil spill response drill in partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology and the British Columbia Ministry of Environment in the contiguous waters of British Columbia, Canada, and the United States in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from May 22-23, 2019. On May 22, oil spill response equipment will be deployed in...

Diving down to history to protect the present

Diving down to history to protect the present
ATLANTIC OCEAN – A team assists one of the divers as he prepares to enter the water and begin work 180 feet below the surface on the tanker Coimbra wreck.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy After days of stormy seas and gray skies, the mid-May sun warms the deck where Resolve Marine Group’s team works aboard...

Coast Guard deploys containment, collection system at Mississippi Canyon 20 site

Coast Guard deploys containment, collection system at Mississippi Canyon 20 site
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and a team of contractors successfully deployed a subsea system that is able to contain and collect oil being discharged from the Taylor Energy Company Mississippi Canyon 20 toppled oil platform site 11 miles south of the Louisiana shoreline. The containment system is actively collecting oil. The installation of the containment system is a major milestone in the Coast...

Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway

Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the condition of a stretch of the Potomac River before the comment period ends Monday. Potomac user survey here.pdf Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System review of the Upper Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., from April through June 2019, to improve...

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit
Debris washes up on a beach along the northern side of Clatsop Spit, Ore., May 13, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division. ILWACO, Wash. — Coast Guard crews respond to a commercial fishing vessel that grounded on the north side of the Clatsop Spit near the Columbia River Bar entrance, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and Coast Guard...

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 mitigates navigational risks in Carolina Beach Inlet, NC

Coast Guard mitigates navigational risks in Carolina Beach Inlet, NC
Two crew members of Coast Guard Cutter Bayberry, a 65-foot inland buoy tender homeported in Oak Island, North Carolina, prepare to drop a buoy in Carolina Beach Inlet in Federal Point, North Carolina, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Herman) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and New Hanover County are working to together to mitigate...