Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River

Coast Guard, Virginia state agencies investigate spill near mouth of James River
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads pollution responders are investigating a sheen that was reported Monday, near Outlook Beach in Hampton, Va. “The spilled material is most likely a petroleum product, likely oil or fuel from with an unidentified source,” said Lt Mitchell Latta, Chief of the Incident Management Division, from Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “We...

Coast Guard, Clean Harbors remove pollution threat from vessel in San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard, Clean Harbors remove pollution threat from vessel in San Juan Harbor
Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division and Clean Harbors personnel completed operations Oct. 3, 2019 to remove 1,500 gallons of diesel and 1,200 gallons of oily water from a 54-foot Bertram sports fishing vessel that was threatening to spill into San Juan Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division personnel...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Card, a federal on-scene coordinator representative at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division, writes down notes during cleanup operations of a diesel spill caused by a sunken 92-foot recreational yacht, Oct. 4, 2019, in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Wash.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Lance Keckritz) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska
The 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie aground  on the rocks near the University of Alaska Southeast campus.U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday. The 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie, broke free from its mooring in Sitka Harbor and drifted onto the rocks near the University of Alaska Southeast campus with...

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from derelict barge on Kodiak Island

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from derelict barge on Kodiak Island
A Coast Guard pollution investigator from Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak inspects a grounded, derelict barge on the southeast shoreline of Womens Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska, April 26, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors Saturday to mitigate the potential pollution threat posed by a derelict barge on the shoreline of Womens Bay...

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, contractors respond to grounded vessel on Kodiak Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew looks for potential pollution at the site of the grounded 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote at Cape Kuliuk, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors to mitigate the pollution threat posed by a vessel that ran aground near Cape Kuliuk on Kodiak...

Coast Guard commences operations to contain offshore platform oil discharge

Coast Guard commences operations to contain offshore platform oil discharge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has partially assumed federal control of response operations to contain an oil discharge from the site of the collapsed Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC20) offshore platform 11 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Coast Guard will access the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and assume authority for containing...

Coast Guard oversees cleanup operations for sunken fishing vessel in Seward, Alaska

Coast Guard oversees cleanup operations for sunken fishing vessel in Seward, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has assumed responsibility of cleanup efforts for fuel released by the fishing vessel Nordic Viking that sank in Seward Harbor, Sunday. The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and Alaska Chadux has been contracted as the Oil Spill Removal Organization. The Nordic Viking’s hull tanks can hold 2,500 gallons of fuel but the responsible party estimated...

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas
An overflight shows the area where the fishing vessel Master D sank approximately 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Sept. 1, 2018, after burning for two days.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The fishing vessel Master D sank 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday at a depth of approximately 380-feet after burning for two days. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville...