Unified Command activated to address pollution threat in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat  in wake of Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — State and Federal emergency responders organized an Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) North Carolina Unified Command, Thursday, with the mission of overseeing the assessment, mitigation and removal of hazardous materials from North Carolina’s waterways in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The Unified Command consists of U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson serving...

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crew members assess a flooded area in Conway, South Carolina, and assist in post Hurricane Florence, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set a temporary safety zone on all waters of the Waccamaw...

Hurricane Florence Pollution Task Force Issues Guidance for Removal of Sunken Vessels

Hurricane Florence Pollution Task Force Issues Guidance for Removal of Sunken Vessels
GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The partner agencies of the Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) have specific guidance for vessel owners who wish to remove their boats damaged by Hurricane Florence from local waterways. A sunken or displaced vessel is a hazard to the environment. The removal of these vessels can hasten the recovery and maintain the resilience of native marine plants and animals. The Coast...

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew reset buoys off the coast of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Friday. Coast...

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response
Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River search for stranded victims of Hurricane Florence in Jones County, North Carolina.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members and assets were deployed to help during the Hurricane Florence response in Jones County, North Carolina. “We are proud to have an exceptional...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence stacks cases of water on the fantail of the ship Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Michael Salerno) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence provided humanitarian relief supplies Wednesday to the crew of Coast Guard Station Oak Island and Bald Head Island, North Carolina communities. Diligence’s small boats...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue Horry County residents from flood waters

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue Horry County residents from flood waters
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team rescue an elderly couple after floodwaters from the Waccamaw River took over their apartment complex in Horry County, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team crews used shallow-water response boats to conduct rescue operations Wednesday...