Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard oversees salvage of two sunken boats nearMobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage operations for two sunken vessels in the Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Wednesday. Resolve Salvage & Fire, Inc., is conducting the salvage operations. Oil Recovery Company, Inc., is continuing cleanup operation of the remaining fuel and oil. The Captain of the Port of Mobile has placed a one-way vessel traffic restriction...

Coast Guard reopens Mobile Ship Channel

Coast Guard reopens Mobile Ship Channel
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard reopened the Mobile Ship Channel to all deep-draft commercial vessel traffic at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The Coast Guard restricted vessel traffic at about 3 a.m. Monday, after the container vessel MSC KYOTO grounded outside the channel. MSC KYOTO’s owner contracted the towing vessels Hawk and Escambia to assist in freeing the vessel. In combination with...

Mobile Ship Channel Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

MOBILE, Ala. – Booming and oil recovery operations in the Mobile Ship Channel continued, Wednesday, following a spill that occurred at the Gulf Coast Asphalt facility, here, Sept. 1, 2011. The temporary safety zone that was in place between Three Mile Creek and the south end of the Mobile Convention Center has expired. Vessel traffic transiting this part of the river is encouraged to proceed...

Response to report of fuel oil in Mobile Ship Channel continues

MOBILE, Ala. — The unified command for the Mobile Ship Channel oil spill is continuing its joint response, Sunday, to the release of fuel oil at the Gulf Coast Asphalt, LLC., facility. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Mobile, Capt. Don Rose, has reduced the temporary safety zone for the Mobile River to all waters between Three Mile Creek and the south end of the Mobile Convention Center....

Coast Guard allowing vessel traffic through Mobile Ship Channel

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Mobile is allowing vessels to transit the Mobile River, Friday, after the river was closed to traffic following an oil spill at the Gulf Coast Asphalt facility. The Coast Guard is queuing vessels to move through the impacted area to avoid disturbance of containment and collection efforts in the channel. “Vessels transiting through the affected...

Response continues to oil spill in Mobile Shipping Channel

s MOBILE, Ala. — The unified command for the Mobile Ship Channel oil spill is continuing its joint response, Friday, to the release of fuel oil at the Gulf Coast Asphalt, LLC., facility. Gulf Coast Asphalt has been working in conjunction with Oil Spill Response Organizations to contain the spill. Clean-up crews have recovered 54,000 gallons of oil-water mixture from the river and 33,264 gallons of...

Coast Guard responds to report of fuel oil in Mobile Ship Channel

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of fuel oil in the Mobile Ship Channel, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 12:30 a.m. that a tank overflowed during a fuel transfer at the Gulf Coast Asphalt Company, LLC, spilling an unknown amount of heavy fuel oil on the ground and into the Mobile River. The Coast Guard has closed a section...