From the Bridge Wing 10-15-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-15-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1846 – United States Revenue Cutter McLane ran aground while attempting to cross the bar of the River Alvarado during the Mexican War in support of U.S. operations there. 2001 – On October 15, 2001, President George W. Bush announced that a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was laced with anthrax.  This followed a number of other anthrax...

Coast Guard oversees clean up of Authur Kill oil spill

Coast Guard oversees clean up of Authur Kill oil spill
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard National Strike Force is overseeing clean up efforts at the Motiva petroleum terminals including its facility in Sewaren, N.J. The outcome of these assessments will determine the timeline for a return to operations. With regards to the Sewaren tank facility: Four diesel oil storage tanks were damaged, two of which are believed to have released some of their contents. ...

Putting the “Joint” into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Putting the “Joint” into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
BURLINGTON, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team helped put the “joint” into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as it participated in the 21stCivil Support Team’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise, June 4-6, 2012. The event was carried out at the base’s Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, and the exercise designers created a type of situation that lent itself to both...

Coast Guard deployable units to be on display during Coast Guard Festival

Grand Haven – Three specialized U.S. Coast Guard units will be on display during the 2010 Coast Guard Festival, featuring security and K-9 teams and hazardous incident responders and equipment.

Salvage company continues preparations to move grounded barge near Sandbridge

PORTSMOUTH, Va.—The 580-foot barge La Princesa remains aground north of Sandbridge Pier in Virginia Beach.

Coast Guard deployable units on display during Coast Guard Festival

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Four specialized U.S. Coast Guard units will be on display during the 2009 Coast Guard Festival, featuring divers, security teams and hazardous incident responders.

Coast Guard Strike Team Assisting EPA at New York Scrap Metal Facility

A member of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team is assisting the Environmental Protection Agency at an abandoned scrap metal facility Tuesday in Newburgh, N.Y.

Coast Guard Strike Team Responds to Motor Vessel Snowbird

Three members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team (AST) are assisting Coast Guard Sector Baltimore in determining the extent of hazards on board the vessel Snowbird in Baltimore Friday.

U.S. and Canadian response agencies to test oil spill response capabilities

TOLEDO, Ohio – The U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, state and local response agencies; local industry and Canadian response agencies are scheduled to conduct an oil spill response exercise, Wednesday, in Port Clinton, Ohio, and the Lake Erie Islands.