Coast Guard rescues U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee

Coast Guard rescues U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee
Two Coast Guardsmen from Station Chetco River work to rescue a man from the cabin of an overturned U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey vessel resting on the beach in Brookings, Ore., April 25, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Station Chetco River. BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Coast Guard and multiple local responders rescued an Army Corps of Engineers employee from a capsized boat near the Chetco...

Unified Command completes damage assessments of gas pipeline after fire near Port O’Connor

Unified Command completes damage assessments of gas pipeline after fire near Port O'Connor
Containment boom surrounds the dredging barge Jonathon King Boyd after it caught fire while conducting dredging operations approximately two miles from Port O’Connor, Texas, April 18, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, Genesis Energy and RLB Contracting Inc., has...

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its response to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois, Thursday. The sunken barge carrying pig iron has been located near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing are developing a salvage plan to be approved by the Coast Guard. The Olmsted Lock and Dam has been reopened. var _bos...

Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas

Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas
The Coast Guard responds to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, Genesis Energy and RLB Contracting Inc., continues to respond to a damaged natural gas pipeline near Port O’Connor, Texas, Thursday. The dredging barge Jonathon King Boyd, which caught fire after puncturing a gas pipeline...

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday that six barges broke free from a towing vessel near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. Five of the barges have been secured. One barge carrying pig iron sank and its location is unknown. var _bos = _bos||[];...

Coast Guard response to barge breakaways continues

Coast Guard response to barge breakaways continues
Chief Warrant Officer Dave Baisden conducts a survey near Moundsville, West Virginia, to monitor the location of the breakaway barges that broke away from fleeting areas at mile maker 94 on the Ohio River January 18, 2018.  (photo courtesy of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburg) PITTSBURGH – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry...

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is working with industry partners to coordinate salvage operations for the motor vessel Ricky Robinson on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is surveying the wreckage location and determining the status of the navigable channel for salvage operations to begin. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and the National...

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids Thursday in Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon replaced the navigational aids after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredging and depth surveys. The aids now mark safe water. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel...

Coast Guard opens southern Oregon seasonal search and rescue detachments

Coast Guard opens southern Oregon seasonal search and rescue detachments
The Coast Guard Rogue River Search and Rescue Detachment, in Gold Beach. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to open its two southern Oregon seasonal search and rescue detachments in Bandon and in Gold Beach on Friday, May 26th. The detachments normally operate between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but dates may vary depending on...