Coast Guard assisting State of Hawaii’s response to Honolulu Harbor molasses spill

Coast Guard assisting State of Hawaii's response to Honolulu Harbor molasses spill
HONOLULU – Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received an official request from the Hawaii Department of Health to assist with the response to the molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor Friday. “The Coast Guard is prepared to bring all the requested resources to this incident to support our state and local partner agencies” said Capt. Shannon Gilreath, Captain of the Port Honolulu. “We have been working...

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to towboat traffic

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to towboat traffic
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to north and southbound towboat traffic following the completion of oil removal operations, Saturday. The Captain of the Port reduced the safety zone to one mile centered on either side of the two barges with no passing or overtaking within the zone. “The Coast Guard is no longer actively managing the flow of towboat traffic...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday. At 10:05 a.m. today response crews removed fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12 after reconfiguring oil-pump equipment.  Following completion of the oil removal operations the damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to...

Coast Guard oversees clean up of Authur Kill oil spill

Coast Guard oversees clean up of Authur Kill oil spill
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard National Strike Force is overseeing clean up efforts at the Motiva petroleum terminals including its facility in Sewaren, N.J. The outcome of these assessments will determine the timeline for a return to operations. With regards to the Sewaren tank facility: Four diesel oil storage tanks were damaged, two of which are believed to have released some of their contents. ...

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: Coast Guard Sector New Orleans; U.S....