Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to vessel fire in Tacom

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to vessel fire in Tacom
The Coast Guard and partner agencies respond to an active fire Feb. 18, 2021, aboard a commercial fishing vessel moored in Tacoma (Tacoma Fire Department photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and State of Washington partner agencies are responding to an active fire Thursday on board a commercial fishing vessel moored in Tacoma. The fire broke out shortly before midnight aboard the 233-foot ‘Aleutian...

Coast Guard rescues 60 sea turtles affected by winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 60 sea turtles affected by winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas
Two Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi rescue swimmers rescue 60 sea turtles near South Padre Island, Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 60 sea turtles that were in need of life-saving assistance after being affected by a recent winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday. Two aviation survival technicians, or rescue...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
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 detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Wednesday. Coast Guard crews, consisting of air support and two boat crews, stopped three lanchas...

Coast Guard issues commercial fishing violation near Cape Barnabas

Coast Guard issues commercial fishing violation near Cape Barnabas
A boarding team member from Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur holds up an allegedly illegally-retained halibut aboard vessel Currency about 12 miles west of Cape Barnabas, Alaska, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Chandeleur) ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard issued a violation Thursday, to a commercial fishing boat near Kodiak Island. A boarding team from Cutter...

US and Russia sign Joint Contingency Plan for pollution response

US and Russia sign Joint Contingency Plan for pollution response
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Russian Federation’s Marine Rescue Service recently signed the 2020 Joint Contingency Plan of the United States of America & the Russian Federation in Combating Pollution on the Bering & Chukchi Seas. On Feb. 1, 2021, the Acting Director Andrey Khaustov of the Russian Federation’s Marine Rescue Service (MRS) and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deputy...

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations throughout Northeast

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations throughout Northeast
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay  conducts icebreaking operations in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW) on the Hudson River, January 30, 2021. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly BOSTON — The Coast Guard is continuing ice breaking operations as colder temperatures and winter weather impact waterways throughout the Northeast. The ice breaking...

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn in SouthWest Pass, LA

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn in SouthWest Pass, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to oversee an in-situ burn for a crude oil discharge near New Orleans in the next 24-48 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a discharge of crude oil from South Pass 24 platform approximately 6 miles south of Pilottown in the SouthWest Pass, Tuesday. The current discharge is estimated to be 1,600-2,100 gallons. The...

Coast Guard responding to reports of oil on Delaware beaches

Coast Guard  responding to reports of oil on Delaware beaches
DEWEY BEACH, Del. — The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to a report of oil on Towers Beach, Wednesday. The oiled debris was first reported Monday evening. Ten contractors from Lewis Environmental were dispatched to clean the oily debris with oversight from Coast Guard and DNREC personnel. Cleanup efforts were completed today. Approximately...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Jan. 14. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support, two small boat crews, and the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo crew stopped...