Coast Guard establishes Unified Command to respond to spill in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard establishes Unified Command to respond to spill in Straits of Mackinac
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — A Unified Command has been established in response to a mineral oil release from a utility line in the Straits of Mackinac, Monday. The Coast Guard established the Unified Command comprised of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, county emergency managers, local tribes, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Environmental...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to utility line leak in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to utility line leak in Straits of Mackinac
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard, in coordination with local, state and federal partners, is working with the American Transmission Company to respond to a leak from a utility line in the Straits of Mackinac, approximately two miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. The Coast Guard received notification that an electrical line cased with mineral oil might be leaking into the Straits of Mackinac...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak after 42-day Operation Arctic Shield 2016 patrol

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak after 42-day Operation Arctic Shield 2016 patrol
Coast Guard Cutter SPAR’s buoy deck team gathers and listens to a safety brief prior to servicing a NOAA weather buoy in the Gulf of Alaska, Sept. 21, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Portier. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew returned to their homeport of Kodiak Sunday after a 42-day patrol throughout the Arctic region and Bering Sea in support...

Coast Guard cautions boaters of unsafe reef lights in Florida Keys

Coast Guard cautions boaters of unsafe reef lights in Florida Keys
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is directing mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys due to their deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include:  Alligator Reef Light  American Shoal Reef Light  Carysfort Reef Light  Sand Key Reef Light  Sombrero Key Reef Light While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they have been determined to be unsafe...

Coast Guard, NOAA collaborate in commercial fishing vessel violation

 Coast Guard, NOAA collaborate in commercial fishing vessel violation
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration issued a violation to a Gloucester, Mass.,-based fishing vessel for a significant fisheries infraction, Tuesday. The vessel was issued the violation for allegedly fishing for Northeast Multispecies in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone while utilizing a net liner, an illegal fishing gear configuration. Coast...