Unified Command formalized for container leak response aboard ship in Valdez, Alaska

Unified Command formalized for container leak response aboard ship in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Valdez, and Gallagher Marine Services, LLC formally established a Unified Command on Wednesday in response to container oil leaks aboard the cargo ship BBC Arizona. The Unified Command structure brings together representatives of all major organizations involved in an incident in order to coordinate an effective...

Coast Guard continues to monitor cargo ship container leaks in Port Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to monitor cargo ship container leaks in Port Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska—The Coast Guard continues to monitor the cargo ship BBC Arizona at the Valdez Container Terminal following discovery of oil leaking from the ship’s containers on Friday. On Monday the Coast Guard mobilized the Coast Guard Pacific Area Strike Team to augment oversight and monitoring of clean up, disposal and decontamination of the BBC Arizona. The Pacific Area Strike Team, based...

Leaky Matagorda Island oil rig tank emptied

Leaky Matagorda Island oil rig tank emptied
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Sabco Operating Company has completed the safe removal of all liquids from a leaking holding tank, Thursday, about 5 miles off the coast of c Texas. The Coast Guard along with local, state, and federal agencies, stood up an incident management team to closely monitor the actions being taken by Sabco Operating Company and to ensure any environmental impact was minimized...

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office oversee response to leaking oil platform

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Federal, state and local agencies and responders are working Wednesday to mitigate possible impact from an oil platform that has a small leak of water coming from a large tank that also contains crude oil and is located about 5 miles off Matagorda Island, Texas. Tuesday, the Sabco Operating Company notified the Coast Guard of the leak on the bottom of a holding tank on...

Oiled wildlife discovered as pollution assessment teams survey Hurricane Isaac’s damage

Oiled wildlife discovered as pollution assessment teams survey Hurricane Isaac’s damage
NEW ORLEANS – One dead juvenile pelican, 10 oiled dead nurtria and two live oiled pelicans were located in the marshes in the vicinity of Myrtle Grove, Sunday. Wildlife Response Services is en route and will attempt to recover the live pelicans, collect the dead pelican and nutria, and look for any other impacted wildlife. Necropsies will be performed to determine the cause of death. Teams located...

Source of New Haven Harbor Oil Spill identified and secured

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound’s pollution response team and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are working with New Haven Terminal to clean up oil in New Haven Harbor, Conn., Friday, July 8, 2011. Contractors from New Haven Terminal located the oil leaking from a patch on an underground pipeline on Alabama Street in New Haven today. The oil...