Coast Guard continues to respond to diesel fuel spill in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard continues to respond to diesel fuel spill in New Bedford Harbor
BOSTON — The investigation into the source of the diesel fuel spill into New Bedford Harbor continues today as U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with New Bedford, Mass., port officials, state emergency responders and a private cleanup contractor concluded diesel-fuel sheen clean-up efforts in New Bedford Harbor on Friday afternoon. Investigators from the Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Department...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill in Gig Harbor

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill in Gig Harbor
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology and Gig Harbor Fire Department are responding Saturday to a diesel fuel spill in Gig Harbor, Wash. The owner of a pleasure craft spilled approximately 100 gallons of diesel into the harbor earlier this morning. According to reports, the vessel’s owner intended to fill the boat’s water tank, however, water was inadvertently...

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. ...

All Arthur J fuel valves and vents secured, diesel fuel spill secured

All Arthur J fuel valves and vents secured, diesel fuel spill secured
PORT HURON, Mich. — The Arthur J Incident Command, based at Coast Guard Station Port Huron, continued the response toward the clean up and salvage of the 110-foot dredge barge and 38-foot tug that sank one mile east of Lakeport, Mich., at first light this morning. All the fuel valves and vents on the Arthur J have been plugged. The Arthur J has ten vents to its fuel tank and responders where able...

Diesel fuel spill reaches beach near Lakeport State Beach

Diesel fuel spill reaches beach near Lakeport State Beach
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is coordinating the response to a sunken dredge and capsized tugboat in lower Lake Huron early Thursday morning. The reported sheen is one mile by two miles and has reached the shoreline The Coast Guard was notified that at 4:35 a.m., the motor vessel Arthur J., a 110-foot dredge, sank and the motor vessel Madison, a 38-foot tugboat, capsized in lower Lake Huron. The...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Southwest Waterfront in DC

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Southwest Waterfront in DC
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities are responding to a diesel fuel spill in the Potomac River along the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore were notified at approximately 12:45 p.m. that a barge split in half and its 500-gallon fuel tank leaked fuel into the Potomac River. It has not been determined how much fuel was in the...

Coast Guard, state, and local agencies monitor clean-up of spill in Marina Del Rey

SAN PEDRO, Calif. –The Coast Guard, state, and local responders are monitoring the clean-up of a diesel fuel spill in the “A” Basin of Marina Del Rey, Calif., May 2, 2012. Diesel fuel spilled from an 84-foot privately owned yacht when a fitting in the fuel tank failed, causing the diesel to leak into the bilge. The bilge pump automatically activated, sending the discharge into the water. Coast...

Coast Guard monitoring diesel spill in Norfolk, Va.

NORFOLK, Va. – Coast Guard investigators from Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Va., are monitoring the response to a diesel spill from a tug boat that capsized in Lyons Shipyard east of Harbor Park in Norfolk Monday.

Responders continue diesel cleanup on Adak

KODIAK, Alaska – Responders are continuing cleanup and recovery efforts of 142,800 gallons of spilled diesel fuel in Adak at first light Wednesday.