Coast Guard monitors oil discharge from Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward

Coast Guard monitors oil discharge from Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward
A seasonal oil sheen near Destin, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Ronkowski) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continue to monitor periodic discharges of oil from the Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward, a World War II era vessel sunk in 1977 to serve as an artificial reef approximately six miles southwest of Destin,...

Coast Guard works with Florida to remove oil from Gulf Islands National Seashore

Coast Guard works with Florida to remove oil from Gulf Islands National Seashore
The Coast Guard coordinated efforts to remove weathered oil, discovered after Hurricane Sally, from a half-mile area of Johnson Beach, Florida, Oct. 15, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ed Wargo. MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard federal on scene coordinator and the state on scene coordinator from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with Federal...

Coast Guard and Florida DEP responded to tarballs in Islamorada Tuesday

Coast Guard File PhotoISLAMORADA, Fla. – The Coast Guard and Florida Department of Environmental Protection responded to a report of tarballs in Islamorada Tuesday. Three Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams comprised of active duty Coast Guard pollution investigators, Coast Guard Auxiliary members from three flotillas in the upper keys, and members of Florida Department of Environmental Protection...