Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response test burns on Little Sand Island
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and federal, state and local stakeholders will be conducting a series of controlled test burns of diesel fuel at Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay, Alabama, starting Monday. There will be several test burns during the week that will last for approximately 10 minutes and produce a small plume of black smoke. Pre-planned burns allow researchers...

Coast Guard rescues three boaters from Little Sand Island, Ore.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued three recreational boaters from Little Sand Island, Ore., Saturday, after their 16-foot pleasure craft capsized at approximately 11 a.m., Friday. The members were stranded on the island, which is located on the Columbia River near Cape Disappointment, Wash., for more than 24 hours before being rescued. After many unsuccessful attempts at signaling for help, the three...