Coast Guard continues to respond to Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard continues to respond to Hurricane Michael
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah helicopter crew performs door-to-door welfare checks in Panama City, Florida, following Hurricane Michael. The aircrew flew multiple assessment flights throughout Panama City to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah) MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard crews continued response efforts along the path of Hurricane...

Unified Command begins removing pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command begins removing  pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Wiechert, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Houma, La., and Parks Moss, a sergeant with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, document the mitigation of the first land-side, environmental-threat pollution case for ESF-10 in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard, with support of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, is reaching out to boat owners whose hurricane affected vessels are on private property to hear their recovery plans.  If they are unable to contact or reach the boat owner, the ESF-10 response teams will assess the situation and schedule the vessel for...

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC
The Coast Guard responded to a 30-foot barge which capsized near Surfside Beach, South Carolina August 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a capsized barge near Surfside Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a National Response Center report stating an unmanned 30-foot construction barge had capsized. Sector...

Coast Guard responds to a report of diesel sheen in Haverstraw, N.Y.

Coast Guard responds to a report of diesel sheen in Haverstraw, N.Y.
NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) continue to investigate the source of a diesel fuel sheen on the Hudson River in Haverstraw, N.Y. The Rockland County Sheriff’s office notified the Coast Guard’s National Response Center Sunday of a discharge of diesel. Coast Guard Sector New York pollution responders were dispatched along with DEC representatives...

Coast Guard responds to fuel spill near Bayonne, New Jersey

Coast Guard responds to fuel spill near Bayonne, New Jersey
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a spill of marine diesel fuel at the APM Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, Wednesday afternoon. APM Terminal notified the National Response Center that the fuel spilled into Newark Bay while a ship was refueling pier-side at the terminal. The source of the spill has been secured and Coast Guard pollution responders are on scene. Commercial...

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard, partners continue mineral oil leak response in Straits of Mackinac
C.J. Kirwer, a contractor from T&T Subsea, stands next to a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), April 15, 2018. Weather permitting, the ROV is slated for deployment by the American Transmission Company in the next few days. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Pamela Manns). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The Unified Command has announced that the American Transmission Company is slated to deploy...

Coast Guard, partners suspending response in Straits of Mackinac due to weather

Coast Guard, partners suspending response in Straits of Mackinac due to weather
Straits of Mackinac during a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 overflight. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The unified command has announced that due to a high-wind and hazardous weather forecast, air and boat operations, overseen by the unified command, will be suspended from Friday morning until Monday morning. Responders will work shoreside and continue mineral oil extraction...

Coast Guard responding to oil release in Black River in Lorain, Ohio

Coast Guard responding to oil release in Black River in Lorain, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen due to a petroleum product being released into the Black River in Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday. The total amount released is estimated at 20 gallons of mixed petroleum products, which includes hydraulic and waste oils. The Coast Guard was notified of the release at Republic Steel by the National Response Center shortly after 10 a.m. The...