Response continues to oil discharge offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Response continues to oil discharge offshore of Port Aransas, Texas
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to an oil discharge from a barge three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation...

Coast Guard, others practice oil spill response in NC

Coast Guard, others practice oil spill response in NC
Coast Guard Capt. Patricia Hill (right), commander, Sector North Carolina, participates in an oil spill exercise at the Morehead City Convention Center in Morehead City, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Buendia) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and members of partner agencies participated in an oil spill response exercise...

Mexican, U.S. leaders hold seminar on coordinated oil spill response in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican, U.S. leaders hold seminar on coordinated oil spill response in Gulf of Mexico
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy held a seminar Tuesday in South Padre Island, to update the MEXUSGULF plan for a future coordinated response to a spill in the Gulf of Mexico that would impact both countries. MEXUSGULF is a joint contingency plan between the United States and Mexico. It provides standard operational procedures with respect to bi-national coordination...

Coast Guard responds to report of oil near Head of Passes in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil discharge, Monday, near Head of Passes, in the Gulf of Mexico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification at 1:43 p.m., Monday, reporting that an estimated 630 gallons of Louisiana sweet crude oil was discharged from the Gulf Production Company-Raphael Pass production facility. The discharge was reportedly...

Coast Guard, Oregon DEQ to host spill and disaster response meeting Monday

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are hosting a town hall meeting at Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, Ore., Monday at 6:30 p.m., to help familiarize Newport area residents with available resources and capabilities during responses to significant spills and natural disasters. The public is invited to receive an overview of geographic response...

Boston Coast Guard to participate in joint oil spill exercise

BOSTON — Coast Guard officials will work together with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Reinauer Transportation to sharpen oil spill response capabilities during an exercise in Boston, Wednesday. The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program was established to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. PREP is a unified effort that focuses on preparedness...

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response exercise on Stono River

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston is scheduled to hold an oil spill response exercise Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the Stono River west of the Limehouse Bridge.

Coast Guard establishes 20-meter safety zone around all Deepwater Horizon protective boom; operations

NEW ORLEANS – The Captains of the Port for Morgan City, La., New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala. , under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established a 20- meter safety zone surrounding all Deepwater Horizon booming operations and oil response efforts taking place in Southeast Louisiana.