Coast Guard continues to investigate cause of containers lost from barge off Fla. coast

Coast Guard continues to investigate cause of containers lost from barge off Fla. coast
Barge container ship, Columbia Elizabeth, is towed to Port of Palm Beach, Dec. 6, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to respond to the loss of containers from the barge Columbia Elizabeth, which reported losing multiple containers between Cape Canaveral and Palm Beach, Florida, Sunday. Marine prevention teams from Coast Guard Sector Miami and Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Willamette River, Ore.

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Willamette River, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel responded to the release of 418 gallons of diesel into the Willamette River at the Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminal northwest of Portland, Monday. Inspectors with the Coast Guard Incident Management Division in Portland are monitoring the situation as the contracted oil spill response organization investigates down river for possible residual pollution, after they...

Coast Guard oversees oil spill in Baltimore

Coast Guard oversees oil spill in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is overseeing a response to an oil spill Thursday at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the National Response Center of approximately 3,000 gallons of lubrication oil in the discharge canal at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. “At around 6:30 a.m. today, approximately 3,000 gallons of...

Coast Guard investigating sewage spill from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau

Coast Guard investigating sewage spill from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is investigating a sewage discharge from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau at Coast Guard Base Sand Island, Tuesday. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau reported the smell of sewage to the Engineer of the Watch. The Engineer of the Watch went to the side of the ship and observed brown water flowing overboard through the...

Coast Guard continues response to report of sheen in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues the response to a report of a rainbow sheen, Friday, approximately 56 miles offshore Venice in the Gulf of Mexico. An overflight conducted by a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew, Thursday, reported the rainbow sheen has reduced in size to approximately five nautical miles long by 100 yards wide. There is no recoverable product. An...

Coast Guard responds to report of sheen in Gulf of Mexico

VENICE, La. — The Coast Guard is investigating the report of a rainbow sheen, Thursday, approximately 56 miles offshore Venice in the Gulf of Mexico. Watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center received notification from Shell Oil Co., Wednesday, at 4:45 p.m., reporting that a rainbow sheen one mile by 10 miles in length was spotted near the Mississippi Canyon Block 807. The Captain...

Marine Safety Unit Valdez encourages mariners to help keep Alaskan waterways safe

VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez personnel are encouraging mariners, waterfront business owners, and anyone who lives, works or engages in recreational activities around Alaskan waterways to help keep the areas safe and secure by participating in the Coast Guard America’s Waterway Watch program. MSU Valdez personnel urge mariners, who participate in the program, to...