Coast Guard awards contract to eliminate pollution threat

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard awarded a contract Monday to remove the source of pollution from the sunken landing craft Sound Developer in Cordova to Global Diving and Salvage, Inc. out of Anchorage and Seattle. The project involving the 117-foot landing craft is expected to begin in early November with an end goal of removing the pollution threat from the waterway. In order to do this, Global...

Coast Guard Ends Oil Spill Response in Venice, LA

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has completed operations, Monday, as part of the cleanup of a pollution response in Breton Sound near Venice. Oil Mop, the oil spill response organization contracted to conduct the cleanup, deployed containment boom in environmentally sensitive shoreline areas to mitigate the threat of potential impacts. But, there has been no product reported in these areas. Aerial...

Coast Guard response to oily substance near Venice continues

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to the report of an oily substance in Breton Sound near Venice. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., conducted an overflight assessment and located a sheen one mile by 200 yards in length near north Breton Island, Thursday. Responding agencies are: googletag.cmd.push(function() {...