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.

Coast Guard National Strike Force: Detect, Deter and Prevent

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn Kneen A bitter cold air blows past the sensor of a small, yellow, hand-held piece of equipment that beeps in its response. This equipment is being used to scan the air for a potential radiological threat. The person holding it is part of a specialized unit that is highly trained in threat detection. It is this equipment and this unit that has been put in place...

National Strike Force Responds to New Orleans Oil Spill

New Orleans – Ten members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force are responding to a fuel oil spill of more than 400,000 gallons that occurred this morning when the 600-foot ship, Tintomara, and a barge collided on the Mississippi River at New Orleans. Eight Mobile, Ala., based Gulf Strike Team members and two Elizabeth City, N.C., based Public Information Assist Team members were requested...

Coast Guard responds to spill on Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has closed the Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile marker 99 to mile marker 70, above Head of Passes, following the release of approximately 419, 286 gallons of #6 fuel oil that was spilled in the water when the chemical tank ship, Tintomara, collided with an American Commercial Lines barge which was being pushed by the tug boat, Mel Oliver, at...