Coast Guard announces homeport of newest National Security Cutter

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest National Security Cutter
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Service’s newest National Security Cutter. “I am pleased to announce that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Coast Guard’s 11th National Security Cutter,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. Construction on the 11th National Security Cutter...

Coast Guard identifies responsible source for Charleston-area oil spill

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard identified a responsible source Tuesday for the oil spill that affected Charleston-area beaches with tar balls and oil debris beginning Oct. 20.

Charleston area Coast Guard discovers additional tar balls, continues clean up, investigation

CHARLESTON, S.C – The Coast Guard continues oil spill assessment and clean-up at Charleston area beaches Sunday.

Coast Guard continues Charleston beaches cleaning, oil spill investigation

CHARLESTON, S.C – The Coast Guard continues oil spill assessment and clean-up Saturday at Charleston-area beaches and surrounding areas throughout the weekend.

Vessel Runs Aground on South Jetty in Charleston, S.C.

Charleston, S.C. – The trawler Fifth Season, homeported in Baltimore, Md., collided with the south jetties outside of Charleston Monday night at approximately 8:30 pm.

Coast Guard to Participate in Oil Spill Resonse Exercise

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston will host an oil spill response exercise on the Ashley River in the vicinity of County Farm Boat Launch June 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The participating agencies will practice booming and pollution response mitigation techniques in accordance with the South Carolina Coastal Area Contingency Plan. This type of exercise is critical so that the responding...