Coast Guard, Unified Command, response crews complete grounded freighter removal from Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Unified Command, response crews complete grounded freighter removal from Mona Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, the Unified Command and response crews finalized the removal of the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh from Mona Island, Puerto Rico Saturday. The final cut-off-sections of the Jireh’s hull were lifted and transported by barge to the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where all other sections of the freighter’s hull have been staged for further cutting and transfer...

Response crews continue efforts to remove and dispose of grounded freighter Jireh in Mona Island

Response crews continue efforts to remove and dispose of grounded freighter Jireh in Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Response crews will continue efforts to remove and dispose of the grounded freighter Jireh from Mona Island, Monday. The hull’s deteriorated condition prevented response crews from safely refloating and sinking the vessel in the Mona Passage. “Our main priority is to complete the safe removal of the Jireh and minimize the environmental impact to the area,”...

Response crews prepare Jireh for final removal from Mona Island

Response crews prepare Jireh for final removal from Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews continue to prepare the grounded freighter Jireh for final removal and disposal scheduled for Thursday from Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The Jireh is to be refloated and towed to a predetermined disposal site for sinking at a minimum depth of 600 feet. As of Tuesday, response crews have removed approximately 110 tons of steel from the vessel. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Response crews scheduled to continue work on grounded freighter Monday

Response crews scheduled to continue work on grounded freighter Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews are scheduled to continue removal operations for the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Monday. Removal operations were suspended Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Response crews are moving the barges, vessels and equipment to Mona Island Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Response crews began removing...

Response crews prepare grounded freighter Jireh for Tropical Storm Isaac

Response crews prepare grounded freighter Jireh for Tropical Storm Isaac
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews in Mona Island, Puerto Rico are anchoring down and preparing the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Tuesday for the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac. Crews are suspending removal operations and leaving Mona Island Tuesday afternoon until the storm system goes by and weather conditions are safe to resume removal efforts. “Our crews are making the best preparations...

Response crews remove sections of grounded freighter

Response crews remove sections of grounded freighter
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews continue cutting and removing sections of the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Monday to prepare the vessel for final removal and disposal from Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Response crews working to patch and plug the grounded freighter found extensive damage to the ship’s cargo hold Wednesday. The damage consists of multiple large cracks and holes in the Jireh’s...

Response crews begin cutting up grounded vessel for removal from Mona Island

Response crews begin cutting up grounded vessel for removal from Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews began cutting and removing sections of the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Friday to prepare the vessel for final removal and disposal from Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Response crews working to patch and plug the grounded freighter found extensive damage to the ship’s cargo hold Wednesday. The damage consists of multiple large cracks and holes in the Jireh’s...