Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns in Mobile

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns in Mobile
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in conjunction with the Navy’s Naval Research Laboratory, Joint Maritime Test Facility, and other Federal, State, and local stakeholders will be conducting the first in a series of three controlled test burns of diesel fuel at Little...

Notice of recommended guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs published in the Federal Register

Notice of recommended guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs published in the Federal Register
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Friday published the Coast Guard’s notice of recommended interim voluntary guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and manned fixed and floating offshore facilities engaged in activities on the U.S. outer continental shelf. This notice is part of the Coast Guard’s continuing response to the explosion,...

Found: a leader within

What does it mean to be a leader? Does it mean to instruct people? Does it mean to build a team? Does it mean to never give up on your goals? Does it mean to make everyone around you better? What makes a good leader may be hard to define, but one thing is clear – you know it when you see it. The United States Coast Guard has a proud tradition of leadership and is always striving to cultivate...

Coast Guard captain receives praise for leadership during Deepwater Horizon response

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Capt. Roger Laferriere was awarded the Legion of Merit for his role as an Incident Commander in Louisiana during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. The Eleventh District Commander, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo, presented the award during a ceremony on Terminal Island, Oct. 15, 2011. Laferriere was recognized for his effective...

Commanding Cancer

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehalnd Cmdr. Heather Kostecki is no stranger to disasters. Her 18-year Coast Guard career has been spent combating them. In the spring of 2010, she was a deputy incident commander for the largest oil spill in the nation’s history, the Deepwater Horizon spill. The same calm, take-charge attitude that helped lead the initial spill response allowed her take command...

Coast Guard issues Notice of Federal Interest to Transocean Holdings, LLC

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Morgan City, La., issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Transocean Holdings, LLC, Tuesday. A series of sheen sightings in the area of Mississippi Canyon block 252 indicate the possibility of a release from the riser pipe or other debris on the ocean floor from the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon incident. Recent ROV video footage of the...

Oil Spill Response: Knowing Your Enemy

Story by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers and Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Schofield KNOWING YOUR ENEMY Make no mistake ladies and gentlemen; an oil spill is a war to save the environment. In this war, the oil is our enemy. And to defeat this enemy, we need to know what it is and what are its tendencies so we can figure out how best to defeat it. We have to know our enemy. This...

Cutter Fir to return to homeport after deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon

USCG file photoSEATTLE – Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, returns to homeport in Astoria, Ore., after a four-month deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Fir is scheduled to return to Coast Guard Base Tongue Point in Astoria, Friday, 1:30 p.m. Fir was one of eight 225-foot buoy tenders to participate in Deepwater Horizon operations along with...

Coast Guard S.M.A.R.T. team video

GULF OF MEXICO – In this video, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Kurt Stricklen and members of a Coast Guard Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies (SMART) team, collect oiled water samples in the Gulf of Mexico.