Coast Guard responding to hydraulic oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responding to hydraulic oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas
Petty Officer 1st Class James Transano, a marine science technician at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, and Mr. Bruce Simons, Texas General Land Office, monitor the response efforts of a 1,500 gallons hydraulic oil spill in the La Quinta Ship Channel near Corpus Christi, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Corpus Christi) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to an estimated...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment
NEWPORT, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking pubic comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Yaquina Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of existing aids to navigation (ATON) systems, such as buoys and light structures. The system helps gain a better understanding of current waterway use and general safety issues. WAMS focuses...

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet
Past and present Smilax crewmembers come together aboard the 100-foot Coast Guard Cutter Nov. 1, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo FORT MACON, N.C. — The Coast Guard held a commemoration ceremony Friday morning in Fort Macon. The ceremony was attended by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Fifth District Commander, who commemorated the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax’s crews...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton moor the vessel at Victor Pier on Naval Base Guam, Oct. 28, 2019, furthering the Coast Guard’s commitment to regional security and partnerships. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) APRA HARBOR, Guam — On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4:30 p.m. Sunday of crude oil leaking from a storage tank owned by Whitney Oil and Gas. The maximum potential for the spill is estimated to be 2,520 gallons, but the discharge was contained before...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Breton Sound, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Breton Sound, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen in Breton Sound, Block 37, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, of a 10 mile by 3 mile oil sheen northeast of Breton Island. The source of the spill was determined to be a damaged and inactive wellhead, owned by Texas Petroleum Investment...

Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River

Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads pollution responders are investigating a sheen that was reported Monday, near Outlook Beach in Hampton, Va. “The spilled material is most likely a petroleum product, likely oil or fuel from with an unidentified source,” said Lt Mitchell Latta, Chief of the Incident Management Division, from Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “We...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews in coordination with crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard sets new record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets new record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2019. Since October 2018, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 175 lanchas, intercepted 138, and interdicted 74....