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...

San Pablo sheen event unified command response concludes, agency investigations continue

San Pablo sheen event unified command response concludes, agency investigations continue
RODEO, Calif. — The Unified Command established for the San Pablo Bay sheen event was demobilized Friday as the sheen has dissipated and there is no additional cleanup work to perform. The Unified Command was formed to respond to the sheen and is responsible only for coordination of cleanup operations. More information on the role of the unified command can be found at http://ift.tt/2cYmXA3. Separate...

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario
A sheen is visible from the air in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego, New York, June 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego,...

Pyrotechnics to be used to keep birds out of Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary

Pyrotechnics to be used to keep birds out of Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its response to oil sheens Tuesday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. The Unified Command plans to use a deterring technique Tuesday to keep birds from entering Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. “The use of small pyrotechnics to deter birds from using particular areas during an oil response is a commonly employed technique utilized by wildlife...

Unified Command to conduct dye test on Potomac River oil sheen

Unified Command to conduct dye test on Potomac River oil sheen
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command is scheduled to conduct a dye test Monday in the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary near Arlington, Virginia, which may discolor portions of the...

Potomac River oil sheen response continues

Potomac River oil sheen response continues
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its response to oil sheens Sunday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. At approximately 11 a.m. investigators assessed Roaches Run Waterfowl...

Search continues for source of Potomac River oil sheen

Search continues for source of Potomac River oil sheen
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its search for the source of oil sheens Saturday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. “Responders have been on scene since daybreak and noticed the sheens have mostly...