Clean up of oil products continues following N.C. marina fire

Contractors with Eastern Environmental Management pick up absorbent pads full of diesel fuel, gasoline and lubrication products at McCotters Marina on Saturday morning. USCG PhotoWASHINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard personnel remained on scene at McCotters Marina through the weekend to supervise clean-up efforts of petroleum products that leaked into Broad Creek following a fire there early Friday morning. Twenty-six...

Coast Guard crews monitoring pollution from McCotters Marina fire

McCotters MarinaFORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews are overseeing the containment of product and pollution to minimize environmental impact from the fire at McCotters Marina in Washington, Friday. Two thousand feet of boom was deployed to encircle the marina, and absorbent pads were placed within the boom where sheen was apparent. Eastern Environmental Management, a contracted cleanup company based...

Coast Guard assists local agencies in response to marina fire in Washington, N.C.

USCG File PhotoFORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews are assisting local agencies in a response to a marina fire at McCotter’s Marina in Washington, N.C., early Friday morning. At approximately 1 a.m., Coast Guard Station Hobucken, N.C., watchstanders were notified by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department of a fire at the marina. Station Hobucken responded by immediately launching a 24-foot...