Coast Guard responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, LA

Coast Guard responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, LA
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received reports of a large fire at Lake Lery and coordinated the launch of an Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew...

Coast Guard mitigates pollution of vessel that sank near Two Harbors

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies mitigated the pollution impact of a 40-foot yacht that sank near Two Harbors on Catalina Island, Saturday morning. Coast Guard pollution response teams mobilized to plug the vessel’s fuel vents to prevent further discharge and the Isthmus Harbor Patrol deployed containment boom to prevent the oil from impacting the surrounding area. Baywatch...

Coast Guard to remove 2 abandoned vessels from Columbia River

Coast Guard to remove 2 abandoned vessels from Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and other agencies have approved a plan Wednesday to remove two abandoned vessels from the Columbia River in Portland. The vessels Alert, a 125-foot vessel, and Sakarissa, a 100-foot vessel, are currently sunk off Hayden Island. They are adjacent to the Interstate 5 Bridge and a mile upriver from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad bridge. Due to hull...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force operates out of Bethel, Alaska

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force operates out of Bethel, Alaska
Three Civil Air Patrol Pilots, three Alaska Army National Guard aircrew members and six Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force members from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage take a moment for a group photo in Bethel Alaska, August 29, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard members from Sector Anchorage returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson...

Coast Guard interdicts 3 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts 3 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A lancha, Mexican fishing boat, sinking off the southern Texas coast, Aug. 30, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crews and the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson crew,...

Coast Guard rebuilds Current Rock and Steven Cay lights

Coast Guard rebuilds Current Rock and Steven Cay lights
Coast Guard Sector San Juan’s Aids to Navigation Team completes rebuild project of the Current Rock and Steven Cay (in photo) navigation lights in the U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 22, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard Sector San Juan’s Aids to Navigation Team completed a rebuild project for the Current Rock and Steven Cay navigation lights in the U.S....

Unified Command continues pollution response off San Juan Island

Unified Command continues pollution response off San Juan Island
A barge and crane which will be used to raise the sunken vessel Aleutian Isle for transport. SEATTLE — The Unified Command continues its response following the sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Aleutian Isle west of San Juan Island, Washington. Dive and vessel recovery equipment has arrived on scene. A mixture of oxygen and helium, known as heliox, is needed to dive at depths greater than...

Unified Command continues response to sunken boat off San Juan Island

Unified Command continues response to sunken boat off San Juan Island
San Juan County personnel load pallets of boom onto a truck owned by the WA State Department of Ecology, Aug. 22, 2022. SEATTLE — The Unified Command continues its response Monday following the sinking of a commercial fishing vessel resulting in a pollution incident west of San Juan Island, Washington. Over the weekend, crews on the water and in the air monitored the site for any changes. Daily overflights...

Response to pollution incident off San Juan Island continues

Response to pollution incident off San Juan Island continues
Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin file photo SEATTLE — The Unified Command continued its response Friday following the sinking of a commercial fishing vessel resulting in a pollution incident west of San Juan Island, Washington. At this time, Unified Command members are moving ahead with coordinated efforts to remove the entirety of the vessel from the seafloor and have it placed on to a barge where the...