Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Port of Milwaukee

Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Port of Milwaukee
Milwaukee – Coast Guard pollution responders along with partners from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Milwaukee Harbor Patrol, the Port of Milwaukee and representatives of the towing vessel MICHIGAN are on-scene for the ongoing incident. At 11:27 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan were notified by the National Response Center that the Towing Vessel MICHIGAN,...

Coast Guard interdicts 5 lancha crews off Texas coast

Coast Guard interdicts 5 lancha crews off Texas coast
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted five lancha crews and seized 590 pounds of illegally caught fish in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crews and the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo crew, in coordination with Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi...

Coast Guard Commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard Commences Operation Coal Shovel
Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay cuts ice in the Detroit River in this Operation Coal Shovel file photo. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Jaquish, Air Station Detroit. DETROIT, MI – The U.S. Coast Guard commenced Operation Coal Shovel on Monday, December 26, 2022. Operation Coal Shovel is the domestic ice-breaking operation with an area of responsibility spanning from southern...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas
Boom contains an oil spill in the La Quinta Channel in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, Dec. 25, 2022. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi pollution responders estimated up to 3,800 gallons of light crude oil entered the water from a cracked pipeline near the Flint Hills Ingleside facility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen McConnell) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Lower Plaquemines Parish

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Lower Plaquemines Parish
NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of oil into a Plaquemines Parish drainage canal in Port Sulphur, La. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received notification Thursday at 2:47 p.m. of an estimated 1,260 gallons of crude oil from an undetermined source that was impacting nearly two miles of the canal. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans pollution response personnel...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Australia, bound for Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Australia, bound for Antarctica
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) crew hosts guests for a reception aboard the cutter in Hobart, Tasmania, Dec. 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) HOBART, Australia — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) crew departed Hobart, December 21, 2022, to begin their journey across the Southern Ocean en route to Antarctica in support of...

Unified Command established for fishing vessel aground

Unified Command established for fishing vessel aground
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Santa Barbara County established a unified command to continue its response to the 60-foot fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders received a report from Vessel Assist Ventura that the fishing...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Australia on way to McMurdo Station

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Australia on way to McMurdo Station
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) moors to a fuel pier in Sydney, Dec. 12, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) SYDNEY — The United States Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), the nation’s only operational heavy icebreaker, made a scheduled port call, Thursday, in Chowder Bay, Australia. The Polar Star’s Chowder Bay port call is part of the...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island
Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, state, and local agencies are responding to a fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders received a report from Vessel Assist Ventura that the fishing vessel Speranza Marie, a 60-foot fishing vessel with six people aboard and carrying roughly...