Coast Guard responds to pollution on Noyo River

FORT BRAGG, Calif. – The Coast Guard, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game, has been overseeing the cleanup efforts, ongoing since Sunday, June 14, of approximately 30 gallons of oil released into the Noyo River when the 52-foot fishing vessel, Tango, sank at its dock.

Coast Guard Conducts Pollution Response Exercise

PALMETTO, Fla. – Coast Guard members from Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, homeported in St. Petersburg, along with personnel from Port Manatee, conducted a pollution response exercise at the Port of Manatee in Palmetto Thursday.

VENUSGAS Chemical Release Contained Within the Ship

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (D8 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard boat crews from Station Port Aransas have set up a 1 mile safety zone around vessel VENUSGAS within the La Quinta marine channel in Ingleside, Texas until 4:30 p.m. today while a space inside the vessel is being ventilated. Alarms reported the release of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) early yesterday morning at the Occidental chemical facility....

Hazardous materials team inspects leak on Venusgas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A hazardous materials team will inspect the chemical release of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) on board the vessel VENUSGAS at Occidental chemical facility at La Quinta marine channel this morning at 6:00 a.m. Miller Environmental Group in conjunction with U. S. Environmental Services is providing a hazardous materials team to inspect the compressor space within the VENUSGAS....

Coast Guard responds to chemical release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (D8 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard responded to a chemical release at the Occidental chemical facility in La Quinta marine channel today. At 5:30 a.m. the DuPont chemical facility adjacent to the Occidental chemical facility reported that alarms on their facility indicated vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). Oxychem, owners of the Occidental Chemical Facility and major producer...

Coast Guard to evaluate Dominion Cove Point modification project

BALTIMORE (D5 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is evaluating safety and security issues associated with proposed construction to Dominion Cove Point’s offshore unloading platform. Dominion Cove Point submitted a letter of intent to initiate a construction project to upgrade and modify its existing offshore unloading platform to accommodate larger liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel mooring...

Coast Guard Invites Public Comment on Proposed Rule for Dry Cargo Residue Discharges During Public Meeting in Duluth and Clevland

WASHINGTON (D9 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard has published a proposed rule for dry cargo residue discharges on the Great Lakes and is seeking public comment. Public meetings will be held next week in Duluth and Cleveland. The proposed rule would require Great Lakes bulk dry-cargo carriers to keep records of and report loading, unloading, and sweepings of dry cargo residues and would encourage...