Admiral Papp on the Gulf Oil Spill: “Every day is a Monday down here”

Gulf of Mexico – On his third visit to the Gulf coast region, Admiral Robert Papp, the Commandant of Coast Guard spent a few minutes with Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Hackley, conveying a message to the responders and discussing the Coast Guard’s role in the effort.

NOAA Expands Closed Fishing Area in Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON– NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include areas where the oil slick is moving beyond the current boundaries off of the Florida panhandle and due south of Mississippi.

Coast Guard seizes shrimp from two vessels found in closed fishing area

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, in consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, seized approximately 30,000 pounds of shrimp 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne Bay, Sunday, from two fishing vessels in an emergency federal fishery closed area, due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

NOAA Expands Closed Fishing Area in Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON — NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved to Panama City Beach.

Deepwater Horizon Unified Area Command relocating offices to New Orleans

ROBERT, La. – The Unified Area Command, which is mounting the largest oil spill response ever, will relocate its response staff from its seven-week base in Robert, La., to a 38,000-square-foot fit-for-purpose space in New Orleans that will better facilitate continued 24-hour activities and decision making.

Successful drug bust, oil spill response highlight Cutter Tampa’s patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew will conclude a two-month patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico when they return to Portsmouth Thurs., June 17.

Cutter Alligator returns home from Deepwater Horizon oil spill operations

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s moments before dawn June 14, 2010. There’s a voice over the speaker system: “Now, there will be a navigational brief on the bridge in one-five minutes.” The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator is heading home.

Admiral Allen Establishes Deputy Incident Commanders for Alabama, Mississippi and Florida

WASHINGTON — At the authorization of the President and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen has directed the establishment of three Deputy Incident Commanders to lead oil impact mitigation and cleanup efforts in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Coast Guard Investigating Natural Gas Pipeline Release

HOUMA, La. — Houma Incident Command received a report of an incident that occurred at about 9:25 a.m. Friday involving a supply vessel that was mooring to a natural gas riser platform and pipeline in waters near Cocodrie, resulting in a release of natural gas.