Grounded vessel near Santa Cruz breaks up spilling estimated 200 gallons of fuel

Grounded vessel near Santa Cruz breaks up spilling estimated 200 gallons of fuel
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is shown broken and beached near Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). SAN FRANCISCO — Responders operating in a unified command completed the removal of diesel fuel Monday evening from the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Quest near Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz. Approximately...

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is pictured on the rocks near Natural Bridges State Beach, Calif., Aug. 12, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Eric Laughlin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response/released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue surfer near Crescent City

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue surfer near Crescent City
Coast Guard Cutter Dorado file photo. CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife rescued a surfer who was swept out to sea near Crescent City, Saturday. The surfer’s sister called the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, who then transferred the call to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders, at approximately 2:45 p.m., stating that...

Coast Guard transfers Spirit of Sacramento to EPA following petroleum product removal operations

Coast Guard transfers Spirit of Sacramento to EPA following petroleum product removal operations
The tug Amy Elise pushes the Spirit of Sacramento through the water Sept. 30, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Lane. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of Engineers and other partner agencies completed the removal of the petroleum products aboard the Spirit of Sacramento...

Coast Guard to conduct pollution removal operations on the Spirit of Sacramento

Coast Guard to conduct pollution removal operations on the Spirit of Sacramento
The tug Amy Elise pushes the Spirit of Sacramento through the water Sept. 30, 2016, near Sausalito, Calif.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Lane. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Army Corps of Engineers and other partner agencies are preparing Friday to remove pollution from a vessel...

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue stabilization, planning for capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue stabilization, planning for capsized vessel near Bethel Island
Coast Guard members, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response officers and Global Diving and Salvage, Inc. personnel evaluate the Spirit of Sacramento’s condition and conduct a shoreline assessment Sept. 8, 2016, near Bethel Island, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California...

Cleanup and investigation of San Francisco Bay oil spill continues

Cleanup and investigation of San Francisco Bay oil spill continues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continue to respond to a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At 10:56 a.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien....

Coast Guard conducts multi-agency training

Coast Guard conducts multi-agency training
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local agencies held a multi-agency training day at the Port of West Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The exercise provided an opportunity for officials, observers and partners from 16 participating federal, state and county agencies to test capabilities, evaluate interagency operability and improve communications, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st...

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct fisheries enforcement boardings

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct fisheries enforcement boardings
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 11th Coast Guard District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted joint boardings Sept. 26 – Oct. 1, 2013, to coincide with the closure of California’s commercial salmon season. OLE personnel accompanied Coast Guard teams in conducting the offshore boardings of...