Coast Guard conducts simulated active shooter exercise on Ohio Valley Sternwheeler

Coast Guard conducts simulated active shooter exercise on Ohio Valley Sternwheeler
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington, local agencies, and key port partners participated in a simulated underway active shooter response exercise, May 20, 2019. MARIETTA, Ohio – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington, local agencies, and key port partners participated in an underway active shooter response exercise, Monday. Nearly 40 members of the river community, including officers from...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River
The towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a vessel near Cheshire, Ohio, Friday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report at 1 p.m. that the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. All three crewmembers...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessels, oil discharge

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessels, oil discharge
GREENUP, Ky. – The Coast Guard is responding to diesel fuel discharging from two sunken vessels on the Ohio River near Greenup, Kentucky. Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington are responding to conduct initial assessments of potential environmental and waterway impacts as well as determining how much oil is being discharged. The oil spill response organization, Clean Harbors, is...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington changes command

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington changes command
Cmdr. Paul Mangini informs Capt. Michael Zamperini that he has relieved Cmdr. Tanya Giles as commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, West Virginia, June 20, 2018.   U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – Cmdr. Paul Mangini assumed command of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, West Virginia, from Cmdr. Tanya Giles, Wednesday. Mangini...

Coast Guard, state agencies beginning salvage operations for sunken vessel

Coast Guard, state agencies beginning salvage operations for sunken vessel
The Coast Guard, West Virginia and Kentucky Departments of Environmental Protection are beginning salvage operations with the sunken vessel Gate City on the Big Sandy River near Butler, West Virginia, January 31, 2018. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, West Virginia and Kentucky Departments of Environmental Protection are beginning salvage operations with the sunken vessel Gate City on the Big Sandy...

Coast Guard continues responding to sunken vessel, oil discharge

Coast Guard continues responding to sunken vessel, oil discharge
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington members responding to a sunken vessel with reports of discharging product near mile marker 8 on the Big Sandy River near Butler, West Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection continue response efforts with the sunken...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel, oil discharge

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel, oil discharge
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington members are responding to a sunken vessel with reports of discharging product near mile marker 8 on the Big Sandy River near Butler, West Virginia, January 10, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken vessel discharging oil near mile marker 8 on the Big Sandy River near Butler, West Virginia, Wednesday. Coast...

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville
Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 100 people Monday in Jacksonville. The Coast Guard has deployed assets and resources from across the country to assist in rescue operations for Hurricane Irma. Flood Punt Team from Coast Guard Marine...

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – Racine Lock and Dam is open to vessel traffic after a barge was removed from the lock and dam, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 9:00 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel, Capt. Ed Harris, removed the barge from the locking channel and took it to a nearby fleeting area. The remaining two barges are pinned against gates seven and eight of...