Coast Guard responds to sheen reported from container ship in Oakland

Coast Guard responds to sheen reported from container ship in Oakland
The Matsonia, a 713-foot U.S.-flagged container ship, is shown moored at Matson Terminal in Oakland, California, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Dustin Widman) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard continues to respond Friday to a sheen reported from a container ship moored at the Matson Terminal in Oakland. Crewmembers aboard the 713-foot U.S.-flagged container...

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels by Emergency Support Function 10 Florida response are entering the final stage three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida. The Unified Command for the response consisted of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 175 displaced...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Garden Island Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Garden Island Bay, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to an oil discharge near Garden Island Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 3:52 p.m. from the National Response Center that approximately 420 gallons of crude oil had been discharged from a damaged saltwater disposal line at the Texas Petroleum Investment Company. The source of the discharge has been...

Response continues for Rattle Snake Bayou oil release

Response continues for Rattle Snake Bayou oil release
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans is continuing to respond to an active oil discharge near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, December 10, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector New Orleans continues to respond to a well discharging a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Monday. A Unified Command has been established consisting of the Coast Guard, Hilcorp,...

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou
The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, Louisiana, December 9, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that a crude oil well in Rattle Snake Bayou,...

Coast Guard provide resources for boaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard provide resources for boaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class TJ James and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Investigative Lieutenant James Holcomb address vessel removal questions from residents of Cooks Bayou in Panama City, Fla., Nov. 2, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin. MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. — In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the top priority of the Florida Fish...

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...