Coast Guard responds to black oil found near Back Bay, Miss.

Coast Guard responds to black oil found near Back Bay, Miss.
NEW ORLEANS – Members of Coast Guard Sector Mobile’s Incident Management Division responded to a report Sunday of black oil found near Back Bay in Biloxi, Mississippi. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at approximately 10:30 a.m. of a discharge of black oil-bilge slop in a highly sensitive environmental area of Back Bay near Biloxi. Members of the Sector Mobile Incident...

Coast Guard investigates tug boat pier allision in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates tug boat pier allision in Culebra, Puerto Rico
The tug boat Don Jaime and the deck barge Marilin H at the Ensenada Honda docking pier in Culebra, Puerto Rico April 21, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard marine and facility inspectors are in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday conducting a preliminary assessment part of a marine casualty investigation into a reported pier allision and vessel grounding involving...

Coast Guard responds to major marine casualty near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard responds to major marine casualty near Puerto Rico
A sheen appears, Dec. 24, 2020, south of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard responded to a marine casualty Thursday south of Puerto Rico. Sector San Juan watchstanders received a mayday call from the 112-foot tugboat Proassist III crew stating they were taking on water with three people aboard approximately two miles south of Yabucoa Harbor, Puerto...

Coast Guard responds to hydraulic oil spill in Womens Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to hydraulic oil spill in Womens Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Spar file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a discharge of hydraulic oil from Coast Guard Cutter Spar Saturday in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Kodiak personnel are monitoring the cleanup which has been contracted to...

Coast Guard works with Florida to remove oil from Gulf Islands National Seashore

Coast Guard works with Florida to remove oil from Gulf Islands National Seashore
The Coast Guard coordinated efforts to remove weathered oil, discovered after Hurricane Sally, from a half-mile area of Johnson Beach, Florida, Oct. 15, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ed Wargo. MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard federal on scene coordinator and the state on scene coordinator from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with Federal...

Coast Guard continues response to fuel oil leak in Bayonne, New Jersey

Coast Guard continues response to fuel oil leak in Bayonne, New Jersey
New York — A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems, continued in the response to a container vessel leaking fuel oil, Wednesday, at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. The container vessel YM Mandate is no longer leaking fuel oil from a crack in the hull. Fuel oil is being pumped from the affected...

Coast Guard responding to container vessel fuel oil leak in Bayonne, New Jersey

Coast Guard responding to container vessel fuel oil leak in Bayonne, New Jersey
New York – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems, is responding to a report of a container vessel leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, Tuesday. The National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders, Monday, reporting a sheen near the vessel...

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway
ST. LOUIS – Anyone witnessing an oil spill, chemical release, or martime security incident should call the National Response Center (NRC) hotline at 1-800-424-8802. While the NRC is not a response agency, it serves as an emergency call center for initial reports for pollution incidents and forward that information to appropriate federal and state agencies for response. Reporting is required when...

Coast Guard responds to oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Kitoi Bay Hatchery, today, after receiving notification of an oil spill in Kitoi Bay on Afognak Island. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened in the...