From the Bridge Wing 10-15-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-15-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1846 – United States Revenue Cutter McLane ran aground while attempting to cross the bar of the River Alvarado during the Mexican War in support of U.S. operations there. 2001 – On October 15, 2001, President George W. Bush announced that a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was laced with anthrax.  This followed a number of other anthrax...

Coast Guard Ends Oil Spill Response in Venice, LA

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has completed operations, Monday, as part of the cleanup of a pollution response in Breton Sound near Venice. Oil Mop, the oil spill response organization contracted to conduct the cleanup, deployed containment boom in environmentally sensitive shoreline areas to mitigate the threat of potential impacts. But, there has been no product reported in these areas. Aerial...

Coast Guard response to oily substance near Venice continues

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to the report of an oily substance in Breton Sound near Venice. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., conducted an overflight assessment and located a sheen one mile by 200 yards in length near north Breton Island, Thursday. Responding agencies are: googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard responds to reports of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to reports of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first notification at 9:34 a.m., reporting a three-mile-long rainbow sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. Two more reports followed, the last one reporting a sheen that extended from six miles off the coast of Grand Isle to 100 miles out into the Gulf...

Coast Guard responds after dredge barge hits oil wellhead

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an allision between a towing vessel and a wellhead in the Barataria Waterway at approximately 1 a.m., Tuesday.

Coast Guard coordinates response to recover oil from submerged ship wreck

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is continuing to coordinate response operations to recover oil from a submerged ship wreck 6 miles off Texas Point in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday.

Coast Guard MSU Port Arthur coordinates response to recover oil from sunken boat

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is overseeing the ongoing effort to recover oil from a submerged ship wreck, approximately 6 miles off Texas Point in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday.

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is coordinating clean up efforts for an oil spill found approximately 75 miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Monday.

Coast Guard Assists EPA at North Carolina Mine Cleanup

Two members of the Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team are assisting the Environmental Protection Agency with cleanup operations Tuesday in an area contaminated by mining in Ore Knob, N.C.