Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Edward Primeau and Chief Petty Officer Rich Forte, both of the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team discuss the removal operations for a partially submerged vessel at Rockport Marina, Aransas, Texas, Sept. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard worked with the Texas General Land Office and contractors to remove displaced or partially submerged vessels after Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer...

Joint response to pollution threats from Hurricane Irma continues across Florida

Joint response to pollution threats from Hurricane Irma continues across Florida
Lt. j.g. Samantha Cardoza discusses on-going assessment operations with Terry Tanner of the Environmental Protection Agency while Petty Officer 1st class Brian Moehler places an Assessment Sticker on the hull of a displaced vessel on the northern shore of Key West, Florida, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert.   Terry Tanner of the Environmental Protection...

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues
CLEVELAND — Crews continued to investigate a reported discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Monday. The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Ohio EPA, is continuing to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety of the public and the environment. At 9:30 a.m., members of the Coast Guard Atlantic...

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance near Kelley's Island Shoal in Lake Erie
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Oct. 21, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Sunday. Due to the report, the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard continues cleanup at English Station facility

Coast Guard continues cleanup at English Station facility
New Haven, Conn. – Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team continue to oversee the clean up and removal of pollutants and hazardous materials from the English Station facility here and estimate that their objectives could be met by the end of the month. During initial assessment, personnel from the Coast Guard and the Connecticut Department of...

Close Inspection of Marseilles Dam reveals damaged gates

Close Inspection of Marseilles Dam reveals damaged gates
MARSEILLES, Ill. — A closer inspection Monday of the Marseilles Dam by Unified Command representatives confirmed that damage resulted from seven barges that broke loose from a tow and came to rest against the dam on Thursday. The Unified Command consists of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ingram Barge Company. On Sunday evening after water levels receded, the Army Corps...

Response efforts continue for freighter aground off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and other federal, state and industry responders have established an Incident Command Post and Unified Command at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday to manage response efforts of the cargo freighter Jireh, which grounded Thursday just off Uvero Beach in Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The grounding of the 185-foot Honduran flagged vessel remains a substantial threat...