Coast Guard lights LED upgrade to Oak Island Lighthouse, N.C.

Coast Guard lights LED upgrade to Oak Island Lighthouse, N.C.
The Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak IslandLighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C., Dec. 7, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C., Monday. This upgrade is the Coast Guard’s first LED-based rotating beacon for an active aid to navigation...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska
Show is a collection of oil waste bags from the Selawik water treatment plant oil spill, in Selawik, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel discharge in Selawik, Alaska, Wednesday. After a diesel discharge occurred at the Selawik water treatment plant on Nov. 25, 2020, the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened...

Coast Guard monitors oil recovery operations in U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard monitors oil recovery operations in U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard pollution response personnel from Resident Inspection Office St Croix assess the pollution threat from the partially sunken tugboat Cape Lookout. (U.S. Coast Guard photos) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard pollution teams Wednesday continue monitoring the final stage of oil recovery operations for the tugboat Cape Lookout and two additional abandoned tugboats at the St Croix...

Coast Guard crews work to remove product from aground fishing vessel

Coast Guard crews work to remove product from aground fishing vessel
The Coast Guard is working to remove diesel fuel from an aground fishing vessel east of Egg Island, November 18, 2020.  ( U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Coast Guard is working to remove diesel fuel from an aground fishing vessel east of Egg Island. The fishing vessel initially ran aground on November 4 after it became disabled. The Coast Guard is working with partner agencies and a hired...

Coast Guard monitors clean-up operations for sunken tugboat in U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard monitors clean-up operations for sunken tugboat in U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard crews monitor clean-up operations conducted by the National Response Corp. crews Nov. 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard pollution teams are monitoring clean-up operations Wednesday to recover discharged oil from the partially sunken and abandoned tugboat Cape Lookout within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix. “The National Response Corporation in...

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast. Working with the Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the boat crew released Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard pollution response personnel from Resident Inspection Office St Croix assess the pollution threat from the partially sunken tugboat Cape Lookout Nov. 13, 2020, which partially sank at the St. Croix Renaissance Group facility within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. (U.S. Coast Guard photos) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard pollution teams continue responding...

Cleanup operations suspended for oil incident along Delaware, Maryland beaches

Cleanup operations suspended for oil incident along Delaware, Maryland beaches
Contracted oil spill response workers gather and remove oily debris from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as part of the Broadkill Beach 2020 oil spill response.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. PHILADELPHIA – The Unified Command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control suspended operations along the shores...

Coast Guard responds to diesel sheen near Rudee Inlet, Va.

Coast Guard responds to diesel sheen near Rudee Inlet, Va.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Virginia Beach Fire Department and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are responding to a diesel sheen in Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Virginia watchstanders received an initial report Thursday evening from crews at the VBFD regarding a diesel sheen spotted in the water from an unknown source in the Rudee Inlet vicinity. Due...