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.

Coast Guard Assists EPA at Ammunition Explosion Site

Two members of the Coast Guard’s National Strike Force are assisting the Environmental Protection Agency with clean-up operations at the site of an ammunition explosion that occurred May 31, 2009 in Reseda, Calif.

Coast Guard to conduct oil removal operations from grounded Mar-Gun

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Factors regarding the sensitive nature of the environment on and around St. George Island have prompted the Coast Guard to mobilize the National Strike Force’s Pacific Strike Team to respond to the pollution threat posed by the grounded 112-foot fishing vessel Mar-Gun today.

Coast Guard National Strike Force: Detect, Deter and Prevent

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn Kneen A bitter cold air blows past the sensor of a small, yellow, hand-held piece of equipment that beeps in its response. This equipment is being used to scan the air for a potential radiological threat. The person holding it is part of a specialized unit that is highly trained in threat detection. It is this equipment and this unit that has been put in place...

National Strike Force Responds to New Orleans Oil Spill

New Orleans – Ten members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force are responding to a fuel oil spill of more than 400,000 gallons that occurred this morning when the 600-foot ship, Tintomara, and a barge collided on the Mississippi River at New Orleans. Eight Mobile, Ala., based Gulf Strike Team members and two Elizabeth City, N.C., based Public Information Assist Team members were requested...