Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Port of Milwaukee

Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Port of Milwaukee
Milwaukee – Coast Guard pollution responders along with partners from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Milwaukee Harbor Patrol, the Port of Milwaukee and representatives of the towing vessel MICHIGAN are on-scene for the ongoing incident. At 11:27 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan were notified by the National Response Center that the Towing Vessel MICHIGAN,...

Coast Guard monitors oil discharge from Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward

Coast Guard monitors oil discharge from Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward
A seasonal oil sheen near Destin, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Ronkowski) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continue to monitor periodic discharges of oil from the Liberty Ship Thomas Heyward, a World War II era vessel sunk in 1977 to serve as an artificial reef approximately six miles southwest of Destin,...

Coast Guard reopens port of Ft. Meyers

Coast Guard reopens port of Ft. Meyers
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Captain of the Port has set Port Condition Four for the maritime port of Fort Myers and all areas south to the furthest extent of the COTP zone for commercial vessel traffic following satisfactory channel surveys and aids to navigation verifications, Friday. During Port...

Coast Guard responding following western Alaska storm

Coast Guard responding following western Alaska storm
An aerial view taken during a search and rescue and damage assessment in Shishmaref, Alaska, shows the damage caused by Typhoon Merbok, on Sept. 18, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard, state and local agencies are responding to impacted communities following a historic storm that battered Alaska’s western coast over the weekend. An...

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle
Sheen from diesel fuel from the Aleutian Isle sinking off San Juan Island. SEATTLE – Response crews working to salvage the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle successfully rigged all required cables to lift the vessel out of the water and place on a barge near Sunset Point on San Juan Island Friday. The 58-foot fishing vessel spent over a month under 200 feet of water in Haro Strait, after it sank on...

Coast Guard removes pollution threats from Punta Gorda boat fire

Coast Guard removes pollution threats from Punta Gorda boat fire
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard concluded operations, Wednesday, to remove pollution from a Punta Gorda marina boat fire. American Compliance Technologies recovered approximately 820 gallons of oily water mixture and 590 pounds of absorbent boom and materials from the marina. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector St. Petersburg oversaw containment and cleanup operations, and the safety...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana
The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill after an oil tank platform collapsed at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill after an oil tank platform collapsed at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma personnel...

Coast Guard responds to marine casualty near Clewiston

Coast Guard responds to marine casualty near Clewiston
A 46-foot towing vessel, Catherine, and deck barge, Mobro 130, ran aground and suffered a hull breach resulting in a ruptured fuel tank in the Okeechobee Waterway near Clewiston, Florida, June 4, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Lake Worth and salvage company crews responded to a marine casualty, Friday, near Clewiston, Florida. There are no pollution...

Coast Guard continues response for tug grounding incident in Neva Strait

Coast Guard continues response for tug grounding incident in Neva Strait
The area on March 31, 2022 where the Western Mariner, an 83-foot inspected tug, ran aground in Neva Strait March, 21, 2022, while towing Chichagof Provider, a 286-foot containerized barge.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) KODIAK, Alaska — A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Western Towboat continue to lead the response efforts for...