Honolulu Based Cutter Walnut to help with Gulf Oil Spill

HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is deploying to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response today.

Deepwater joint investigation board concludes 1st day in 2nd session of hearings

KENNER, La. – The Deepwater Horizon joint  investigation concluded the first day of the second session of hearings Wednesday into the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon, with multiple loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.

Admiral Allen Outlines Federal Role in Oil Spill Response

WASHINGTON  – The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could soon reach levels on par with the 250,000 barrels of crude oil lost in the1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill, the Coast Guard Commandant said yesterday in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.

Admiral Allen to step down as Commandant and remain as Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander

WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen has agreed to remain in his current role as National Incident Commander for the administration’s continued, coordinated response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill after stepping down from his post as Coast Guard Commandant next week as planned – enabling him...

Florida Keys tar balls not linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory in New London, Conn. analyzed a sampling of tar balls discovered on Florida Keys shoreline Tuesday and determined that none of the collected samples are from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service to continue their joint investigation into Deepwater Horizon incident

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are scheduled to continue their co-chaired investigation May 26-29 to identify the factors leading to the explosion, loss of life, sinking, and subsequent oil spill of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit.

Cutter Elm departs for Gulf oil spill clean up operation

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm departed its homeport of Atlantic Beach in support of the on-going oil clean up operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday.

Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service co-chair investigation into Deepwater Horizon incident

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Minerals Management Service (MMS) will co-chair an investigation starting May 11, 2010 to identify the factors leading to the explosion, loss of life, sinking, and subsequent oil spill of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit, which began on April 20, 2010.

Government agencies prepare for potential spill impacts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The United States Coast Guard at Sector St. Petersburg, Fla. and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been actively preparing for possible marine pollution effects from the spill associated with the sinking of the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, on April 22, 2010.