Coast Guard responds to sunken abandoned vessel, pollution near Hollywood

Coast Guard responds to sunken abandoned vessel, pollution near Hollywood
The sunken 50-foot houseboat, Wooden Nickel releases oil into the water at the pier near Hollywood, Florida Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Scott Farr MIAMI — The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken 50-foot abandoned houseboat Tuesday near Hollywood, Florida. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified at approximately 8 a.m., from a good Samaritan of a...

Coast Guard responding to oil release in Black River in Lorain, Ohio

Coast Guard responding to oil release in Black River in Lorain, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen due to a petroleum product being released into the Black River in Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday. The total amount released is estimated at 20 gallons of mixed petroleum products, which includes hydraulic and waste oils. The Coast Guard was notified of the release at Republic Steel by the National Response Center shortly after 10 a.m. The...

Oil sheen response continues in Astoria, Oregon

Oil sheen response continues in Astoria, Oregon
An oil sheen can be seen trailing from under a dilapidated pier near the Cannery Pier Hotel in downtown Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 20, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River aircrew. ASTORIA — Coast Guard and local salvage personnel continue cleanup of oil sheen on the Columbia River near Astoria, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Incident Management Division team...

Coast Guard response to oil sheen in Astoria, Oregon continues

Coast Guard response to oil sheen in Astoria, Oregon continues
An oil sheen can be seen trailing from under a dilapidated pier near the Cannery Pier Hotel in downtown Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 20, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River aircrew. ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard and local salvage personnel discovered the potential source of the oil sheen and are working to minimize environmental impacts on the Columbia River near Astoria,...

Coast Guard, D.C. agencies respond to Potomac River sheen

Coast Guard, D.C. agencies respond to Potomac River sheen
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) have coordinated to respond to reports of oil sheen in Oxon Cove, along the Potomac River on Wednesday. The first report of the sheen came at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by additional reports attributed to the same sheen. Preliminary investigation has identified a discharge from a storm drain outfall...

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Northup takes a background sample in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Home to Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet and the largest fishing fleet in the country, New Bedford is also a popular New England tourist destination. Visitors...

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River
Responders from Global Diving and Salvage, a Coast Guard contracted company, places containment boom around the sunken fishing vessel Donna, which sank in the Hoquiam River near Hoquiam, Wash., July 5, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology responders oversaw the removal of an estimated 150 gallons of diesel...

Unified Command stands down its response to Anna Platform incident

Unified Command stands down its response to Anna Platform incident
Nikiski, Alaska – The Unified Command comprised of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), and Hilcorp Alaska (Hilcorp) responding to a reported sheen in Cook Inlet stood down after a final overflight this morning confirmed no sheening. Hilcorp crews successfully and safely evacuated all crude oil from the suspected leaking pipeline by displacing...

Coast Guard establishes Unified Command in Response to Anna Platform Incident

Coast Guard establishes Unified Command in Response to Anna Platform Incident
Nikiski, Alaska — A Unified Command comprised of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), and Hilcorp Alaska (Hilcorp) has been established in response to reports of a sheen near the Anna Platform. The Anna Platform is located in the Granite Point Field of Cook Inlet. A sheen was discovered by Hilcorp personnel at 11:20 a.m., Saturday. Production...