Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat

Coast Guard responds to diesel discharge from semi-submerged tugboat
Diesel spill resulting from the semi-submerged tugboat Miss Bonnie, Nov. 18, 2019, in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, which allided with the Old Bonner Bridge on Nov. 17, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet) OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel from a semi-submerged tugboat in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon...

Coast Guard closes portion of Offshore Systems Kenai dock in Nikiski, Alaska

Coast Guard closes portion of Offshore Systems Kenai dock in Nikiski, Alaska
Heavy seas caused an Offshore System Kenai (OSK) earth and fill dock, with fuel lines, to collapse, Oct. 2, 2019, resulting in the discharge of approximately 300 gallons of oil.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed portion of Offshore Systems Kenai (OSK) dock in Nikiski, Alaska, Wednesday. All operations on the north face of the pier are...

Coast Guard, State of Hawaii respond to grounded sailboat on Oahu

Coast Guard, State of Hawaii respond to grounded sailboat on Oahu
Petty Officer 3rd Class David Sellman, a marine science technician with Sector Honolulu, and Adam Teekell, a responder from the State of Hawaii Department of Health, assess the grounded sailing vessel Kuuliealoha II off Makapu’u Beach, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joe McCollum) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Hawaii State representatives are responding...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Laplace, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Laplace, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans responded to the sinking of the towing vessel St. Rita on the Mississippi River near Laplace, Louisiana, Thursday. At approximately 3 p.m Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that the St. Rita, owned and operated by Marquette Transportation Company, sank on the right descending bank on the Mississippi River. The five crewmembers that...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Ohio River
The towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a vessel near Cheshire, Ohio, Friday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report at 1 p.m. that the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. All three crewmembers...

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...