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...

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision in Pascagoula, Mississippi
A drillship after collision with a bulk carrier vessel March 12, 2022, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Three Coast Guard Sector Mobile prevention team members were sent to monitor the situation. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Sector Mobile) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between two vessels Saturday near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron docks in Pascagoula,...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Gaithersburg, Md

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Gaithersburg, Md
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil spill in the Cabin Branch waterway, a tributary of the Patapsco River, northwest of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a National Response Center report at 11:40 a.m., stating that approximately 10 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked from a transfer line owned...

Coast Guard, partner agencies manage oil clean up in Dagsboro, Del

Coast Guard, partner agencies manage oil clean up in Dagsboro, Del
DAGSBORO, Del. — The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Environmental Protection Agency are managing clean up efforts from an oil discharge, Wednesday, at the NRG Indian River Power Plant in Dagsboro. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a National Response Center report of approximately 30,000 gallons of #2 fuel oil discharged...