Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky
NEWPORT, KENTUCKY – In an effort to maintain maritime security readiness, local, state and federal agencies will conduct multiple boat drills on the Ohio River October 7 & 8, from 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. daily. The purpose of these drills is to enhance safety and security for both law enforcement, and fire and rescue agency personnel who may respond to a potential maritime security incident...

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard will issue a safety zone on the Ohio River for the annual Riverfest event near Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley will enforce a safety zone which will result in a temporary river closure to all vessel traffic from mile marker 469.2 (slightly upstream from the I-471 “Big Mac” bridge) to mile marker 470.5 (Roebling Suspension Bridge) on the Ohio...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessels, oil discharge

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessels, oil discharge
GREENUP, Ky. – The Coast Guard is responding to diesel fuel discharging from two sunken vessels on the Ohio River near Greenup, Kentucky. Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington are responding to conduct initial assessments of potential environmental and waterway impacts as well as determining how much oil is being discharged. The oil spill response organization, Clean Harbors, is...

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its response to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois, Thursday. The sunken barge carrying pig iron has been located near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing are developing a salvage plan to be approved by the Coast Guard. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Unified command continues recovery after barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command continues recovery after barge breakaways on Ohio River
Unified command dewaters a partially submerged barge at Emsworth Lock and Dam near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. PITTSBURGH –A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners continues to remove barges involved in the breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh,...

Unified command continues removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command continues removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River
Unified command dewaters a partially submerged barge at Emsworth Lock and Dam near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. PITTSBURGH –A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners is continuing the removal of barges involved in the breakaways on the Ohio River...

Unified command begins removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command begins removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River
A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners dewaters a partially submerged barge at Emsworth Lock and Dam near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 21, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. PITTSBURGH – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army...

Unified command continues response to barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command continues response to barge breakaways on Ohio River
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers members and industry partners continue ice-breaking operations at Emsworth Lock and Dam January 19, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSU Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH – The Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners continue to respond to the barge breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, West Virginia, Saturday. “The...

Unified command continues response to barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command continues response to barge breakaways on Ohio River
PITTSBURGH – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners is continuing its response to barge breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, West Virginia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing ice-breaking and removal operations at Emsworth Lock and Dam to open the area for salvage crews. A new...