Unified Command to commence cargo removal operations aboard the grounded cargo freighter Jireh

Unified Command to commence cargo removal operations aboard the grounded cargo freighter Jireh
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command and Resolve Marine Group, Inc. response contractors continue cargo removal staging preparations Monday as heavy sea states are temporarily delaying cargo offload operations aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on the southern coast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. “The Unified Command has put forth a request to remove the Jireh from Mona Island, as...

Coast Guard completes initial oil removal operations of grounded freighter Jireh

Coast Guard completes initial oil removal operations of grounded freighter Jireh
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA), Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (EQB), and various other federal, state and local response personnel completed Sunday the initial phase for the removal of known quantities of oil aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on the southern coast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. “The exact amount...

Oil removal operations continue aboard grounded freighter

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA), Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, and various other federal, state and local response personnel were on scene on the South shore of Mona Island, Puerto Rico Friday removing oil from the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh. Response crews have removed more than 1,300 gallons of oil/water...

Response efforts continue for freighter aground off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and other federal, state and industry responders have established an Incident Command Post and Unified Command at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday to manage response efforts of the cargo freighter Jireh, which grounded Thursday just off Uvero Beach in Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The grounding of the 185-foot Honduran flagged vessel remains a substantial threat...