Coast Guard, Federal and State partners mitigate pollution in Carteret County, N.C.

Coast Guard, Federal and State partners mitigate pollution in Carteret County, N.C.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brian O’Neil, a marine science technician assigned to Sector Key West, and Brandon Bonner, a wildlife officer with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, stand ashore to supervise the process of removing hazardous materials from a nearby vessel that was displaced onto an environmentally-sensitive area, Atlantic Beach, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.  (U.S....

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill assists NOAA personnel with the disentanglement of a whale three miles southwest of Santa Cruz, Oct. 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel in locating an entangled whale and assisting in its safe disentanglement near Santa Cruz, Monday. NOAA personnel contacted Coast Guard...

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...

Grounded vessel near Santa Cruz breaks up spilling estimated 200 gallons of fuel

Grounded vessel near Santa Cruz breaks up spilling estimated 200 gallons of fuel
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is shown broken and beached near Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). SAN FRANCISCO — Responders operating in a unified command completed the removal of diesel fuel Monday evening from the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Quest near Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz. Approximately...

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is pictured on the rocks near Natural Bridges State Beach, Calif., Aug. 12, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Eric Laughlin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response/released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California...

Coast Guard postpones underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard postpones underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard postponed an underwater assessment of the motor tanker Coimbra till the spring of 2019. The early start of the 2018 hurricane season and activity of Hurricane Chris impacted logistics and raised safety concerns for the operation. “The safety of our personnel is one of our highest concerns in any mission we conduct,” said Capt. Kevin Reed, commander, U.S....

Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay

Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll NEW YORK – The Coast Guard received a report from a Good Samaritan of a possible entangled whale near Raritan Bay, New Jersey, Saturday. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station New York aboard a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) boat first arrived on scene to obtain situational...

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL
Dismembered sharks lie on the deck of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Shell, June 19, 2018, near South Sound Creek, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission jointly seized 11 shark fins and dismembered sharks aboard the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel, Miss Shell, near South...

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra

Coast Guard reschedules underwater assessment of tanker Coimbra
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, rescheduled from June to take place from July 15-23, 2018. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess the condition of the tanker and potential to have an environmental...