Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Schneider and Petty Officer 2nd Class Shannon Young oversee the fuel spill clean up efforts in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lynn Schrayshuen) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews are overseeing a fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday after a fishing vessel sank at the pier off Hervey Tichon Ave. The captain...

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Northup takes a background sample in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Home to Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet and the largest fishing fleet in the country, New Bedford is also a popular New England tourist destination. Visitors...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in New Bedford

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in New Bedford
BOSTON — Coast Guard and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection crews responded Thursday to an oil spill in New Bedford Harbor in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s Command Center received a report from the National Response Center reporting an oil spill pushing up against the docks and other fishing vessels at Leonard’s Wharf. Coast...

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish

Large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay turns out to be jellyfish
BOSTON – Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay. Response crews with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard responding to sheen in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard responding to sheen in New Bedford Harbor
BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard crews along with port partners responded to reports of a diesel-fuel sheen in New Bedford Harbor, Mass., after receiving a report at 8 a.m., Thursday. The area impacted is located south of the Fish Island Bridge on the west side of the harbor. Working to determine the source of the sheen are crews from: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...