Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY

Coast Guard responding to tar balls and oil sheen off Rockaway, NY
NEW YORK— The U.S. Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are responding to reports of oil sheen and tar balls, on the ocean side of Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach. Responders are assessing both shoreline and waterway impact, and investigating to determine the source and cause of the condition, including a possible connection to Thursday’s fuel-oil leak involving...

Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the waterway closure on the Mississippi River from mile marker 224.5 to mile marker 226 after a vessel sank near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge incident management team confirmed an oil sheen in the water. There is a reported potential of 18,500 gallons of fuel aboard the Michelle Anne. An unknown amount of oil...

Coast Guard responds to sheen reported from container ship in Oakland

Coast Guard responds to sheen reported from container ship in Oakland
The Matsonia, a 713-foot U.S.-flagged container ship, is shown moored at Matson Terminal in Oakland, California, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Dustin Widman) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard continues to respond Friday to a sheen reported from a container ship moored at the Matson Terminal in Oakland. Crewmembers aboard the 713-foot U.S.-flagged container...

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...