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...

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...