Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restrictions for Pensacola Beach Air Show

Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restrictions for Pensacola Beach Air Show
Pensacola Beach, FL — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set up two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the Annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach July 8 through 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Gulf of Mexico safety zone includes all waters 1.75 nautical miles east and 1.5 nautical miles west of position 30̊...

Coast Guard S.M.A.R.T. team video

GULF OF MEXICO – In this video, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Kurt Stricklen and members of a Coast Guard Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies (SMART) team, collect oiled water samples in the Gulf of Mexico.

NOAA Expands Area of the Gulf of Mexico that’s Closed to Fishing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – NOAA has expanded some boundaries of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the slick moving beyond the current boundaries – the most significant expansion includes an area off southwest Florida that covers waters just to the west of the Dry Tortugas.

EPA Administrator Jackson wraps up tour of areas potentially impacted by BP spill

WASHINGTON – EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson concluded her tour of areas that could be impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today. The Administrator joined President Obama at a briefing with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jane Lubchenco and Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen and also held a conference call with New Orleans officials to discuss the importance of coordinating...

Deepwater Horizon update

The unified command continues with a comprehensive oil well intervention and spill-response plan following the April 22 sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. Nearly 2,000 personnel are involved in the response effort with additional resources being mobilized as needed. The federal government has been fully engaged in the response since the incident...

Coast Guard medevacs two men following helicopter crash in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON— The Coast Guard medevaced two men following a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday.