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.

Video – Atlantic Strike Team Emergency Response Training

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team conducted hazardous material response exercises April 13-17, 2009 at the Center for National Response in Standard, W. Va., inside the Memorial Tunnel. The facility is designed to prepare responders for real world incidents.

Coast Guard Strike Team Assists EPA in Contaminated River Cleanup

Two members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team are working with the Environmental Protection Agency by collecting soil samples in contaminated portions of the Passaic River in Newark, N.J., Monday.

Coast Guard Strike Team Ready to Respond at Presidential Speech

Five members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team are assisting Coast Guard Sector Baltimore in air monitoring in the Washington, D.C. area during the Presidential speech Tuesday.

Coast Guard National Strike Force: Detect, Deter and Prevent

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn Kneen A bitter cold air blows past the sensor of a small, yellow, hand-held piece of equipment that beeps in its response. This equipment is being used to scan the air for a potential radiological threat. The person holding it is part of a specialized unit that is highly trained in threat detection. It is this equipment and this unit that has been put in place...

Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team responds to New York plane crash

New York – Three members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team are on scene to assist with the salvage of the US Airways plane that crashed in New York Thursday.

Coast Guard crews to conduct oil spill exercise in Narragansett Bay

BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper will conduct their annual oil spill recovery exercise in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, Friday. The crew of the 225-foot buoy tender CGC Juniper and personnel from local Coast Guard units will depart at 8 a.m., from Pier 2 at Naval Station Newport to conduct training on the Spilled Oil Recovery System. The SORS consists of outrigger arms, fast-sweep...