Coast Guard to conduct a pollution response exercise in Juneau

Coast Guard to conduct a pollution response exercise in Juneau
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau will host an oil spill response exercise, April 3-4, 2019, on the water in Hawk Inlet and at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center. The exercise is made up with representatives from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Oldendorff Carriers, Hecla Greens Creek...

Unified Command continues Arthur Kill Waterway cleanup

Unified Command continues Arthur Kill Waterway cleanup
Crew members from Miller Environmental Group Inc. conduct a shore cleanup Monday, April 1, 2019, at Jacob Riis Park Beach in New York.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) NEW YORK – The Unified Command continues to respond to an oil discharge, which occurred in the Arthur Kill Waterway on Thursday. The Unified Command deployed personnel and assets today to perform...

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY
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 — Members of the Unified Command for Goethals Oil Spill continued responding to a report of sheening and tar balls received...

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY
NEW YORK— The U.S. Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are responding to reports of oil sheen and tar balls, on the ocean side of Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach. Responders are assessing both shoreline and waterway impact, and investigating to determine the source and cause of the condition, including a possible connection to Thursday’s fuel-oil leak involving...

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway

Unified Command continues oil spill response on Arthur Kill waterway
Capt. Jason Tama, commander Coast Guard Sector New York and the Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, assesses the clean up operations of an oil spill in the Arthur Kill waterway in Staten Island, March 29, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Nicholette Vaughan) NEW YORK – Unified Command members continue their response to an oil spill that occurred on the Arthur Kill waterway Thursday...

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina

Carolina Beach Inlet channel too shallow to mark safe navigation in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Channel surveys in 2019 show water depths in Carolina Beach Inlet channel are less than four feet in some areas, prompting the Coast Guard to remove aids to navigation that may mislead mariners. On April 1, 2019, the Coast Guard will begin to temporarily discontinue 10 navigational aids in the inlet. The Army Corps of Engineers provided recent surveys, which expose significant...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Arthur Kill waterway

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to oil spill in Arthur Kill waterway
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge, Thursday afternoon. At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of fuel-oil possibly leaking from a commercial container ship while moored at the Global Marine New York Container Terminal in Staten Island....

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’
Petty Officer 1st Class John Sherwood, Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Cote, and Fireman Harley Satara from Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco stand beside Alcatraz Lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Marcelino Ortiz. Story by Walter Ham The Alcatraz Lighthouse not only guides mariners through the San Francisco Bay but also welcomes tourists to the island that used to house...

Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River

Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore) BOSTON – The Coast Guard urges the public to remove all ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec River as the Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations Thursday. Crews of four Coast Guard ice-breakers are scheduled to begin the operation known as “Spring Breakout” to reduce the risk of...