Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and federal, state and local stakeholders will be conducting a series of controlled test burns of diesel fuel at Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay, Alabama, starting Monday. There will be several test burns during the week that will last for approximately 10 minutes and produce a small plume of black smoke. Pre-planned burns allow researchers...

Coast Guard, partner agencies remove hazardous materials from grounded vessel near Catalina Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies remove hazardous materials from grounded vessel near Catalina Island
The Coast Guard and partner agencies respond to the grounded 33-foot squid boat Cutty Shark II, after the vessel had run aground in Rippers Cove near Catalina Island, California, September, 12, 2018. Photos released by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a 33-foot commercial fishing vessel that ran aground...

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas
An overflight shows the area where the fishing vessel Master D sank approximately 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Sept. 1, 2018, after burning for two days.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The fishing vessel Master D sank 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday at a depth of approximately 380-feet after burning for two days. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville...

Response operations for grounded fishing vessel in American Samoa suspended due to TC Gita

Response operations for grounded fishing vessel in American Samoa suspended due to TC Gita
The 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Ng) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard, owner of the vessel and local authorities have suspended response operations, Friday for the grounding of the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1, located approximately...

Responders prepare to remove grounded fishing vessel off Honolulu

Responders prepare to remove grounded fishing vessel off Honolulu
The grounded 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise off Waikiki, Oahu, Oct. 18, 2017. (National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii photo/Released) HONOLULU — Responders prepared Thursday to remove the grounded 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise off Waikiki. A salvage team was able to approach the vessel for the first time post fire, Wednesday to survey the damage,...

Coast Guard and Texas GLO refloat large fishing boat displaced by Harvey

Coast Guard and Texas GLO refloat large fishing boat displaced by Harvey
James Dueñes of Texas General Land Office, Pete Jobes of Global Marine Diving and Salvage, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessye Buswell from Sector Lake Michigan, discuss future operations to remove fuel and float a sunken vessel damaged from Hurricane Harvey at Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, Texas Oct. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Higdon. by Petty Officer 3rd...

Responders continue work to remove fuel, vessel grounded off Honolulu

Responders continue work to remove fuel, vessel grounded off Honolulu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo HONOLULU – Responders are continuing work, Thursday, to remove all potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu. The salvage team arrived on scene to continue to remove the remaining fuel from the vessel and rig it to be towed. Wednesday the team was able to anchor and...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Venice, LA

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Venice, LA
The Coast Guard responds to a vessel that sunk near Venice, Louisiana, August 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel that sunk near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday that the vessel Gracie Claire sank at a fuel dock at mile marker...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift burning barge

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift burning barge
The Coast Guard responds to an adrift barge that caught on fire approximately 2 miles west of Cat Island, Mississippi, August 3, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Davis) NEW ORLEANS—The Coast Guard is responding to an adrift barge that caught on fire approximately 2 miles west of Cat Island, Mississippi, Thursday. Gulfport Fire Department reports that they have extinguished...