Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal

Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal
Chief Petty Officer Joshua Alton, a damage controlman assigned to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, supervises and provides safety oversight on scene for the Pacific Paradise response just off Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Nov. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)   HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continues Tuesday 400-yards off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The goal of...

Unified Command continues response to oil spill near Paducah

Unified Command continues response to oil spill near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937 Saturday morning. Shoreline assessment crews conducted a scan of the Mississippi River shoreline by small boat and found no visible signs of oil along the riverbank. Vessel traffic on the Mississippi River is now open with restrictions; however, a safety zone is still in effect...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. the tow-barge that is on scene started removing fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12. The damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to a maritime facility nearby Vicksburg after oil removal operations...

“Mothball Fleet” helps with disaster response training, fuel conservation

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Novato-based Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, a national-level contingency response organization, lead fuel-transfer operations at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, Calif., Wednesday as part of fuel conservation efforts and hands-on training for disaster response. Thirty-two members of the team worked all week starting Feb. 6 and wrapped up Friday to prep, set-up and...

Search continues for Deepwater Horizon Crewman, Environmental Response Team in Place

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Coast Guard continues the search for 11 missing crewmembers from the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon.

Lightering completed on tug Pathfinder towing operations commencing

VALDEZ, Alaska – Lightering of the Crowley tugboat Pathfinder has concluded after crews removed fuel from the damaged tanks aboard the vessel Friday night.

Lightering begins on tug Pathfinder in Prince Willam Sound

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Crowley tugboat Pathfinder remains at anchor south of Busby Island and surrounded by containment boom with spill responders staged nearby. After suspending lightering Friday morning, the unified command authorized restarting lightering diesel fuel from the Pathfinder’s two damaged fuel tanks. Lightering has commenced with good fuel flow as of 4:15 p.m. and is estimated to...

Coast Guard ends Safety Zone in San Juan Harbor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Captain of the Port San Juan rescinded a Safety Zone established at the southern end of San Juan Harbor Sunday afternoon following the explosion Friday at the Caribbean Petroleum Corporation tank farm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

National Strike Force responds to tank farm explosion in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico — Coast Guard National Strike Force response teams arrived to Puerto Rico Friday afternoon to support local and federal authorities responding to an explosion that occured Friday morning at the Caribbean Petroleum Company tank farm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.