Coast Guard issues “party in interest” designation

Coast Guard issues “party in interest” designation
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators boarded the motor vessel BEIJING, Thursday, in the Port of Long Beach. Prior to the visit, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Braden Rostad, Chief of Investigations, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach determined that the motor vessel BEIJING was involved in a January 25, 2021, anchor-dragging incident during...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Gaithersburg, Md

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Gaithersburg, Md
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil spill in the Cabin Branch waterway, a tributary of the Patapsco River, northwest of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a National Response Center report at 11:40 a.m., stating that approximately 10 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked from a transfer line owned...

Unified command continues response to oil spill off Newport Beach

Unified command continues response to oil spill off Newport Beach
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The unified command is continuing its response Sunday to the reported oil spill off Newport Beach. All available actions are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and response personnel, to control the source and recover spilled materials, to maximize the protection of environmentally sensitive areas and minimize impact to maritime commerce. This response is currently...

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard, partners complete oil spill cleanup in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies concluded the cleanup and assessments for an oil spill in Steamboat Creek in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday. Cleanup efforts started after an on-shore waste oil tank overflowed on Monday, May 24th and were completed today. Coast Guard Sector Virginia pollution responders, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Emergency...

Coast Guard continues responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia

Coast Guard continues responding to oil spill in Steamboat Creek, Virginia
The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to an oil spill of an unknown amount in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk, May 26, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard curtesy photo/Released) NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to an oil spill of an unknown amount in Steamboat Creek, Norfolk. Oil spill response teams have deployed 1 mile of sorbet material in the affected...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska
Show is a collection of oil waste bags from the Selawik water treatment plant oil spill, in Selawik, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel discharge in Selawik, Alaska, Wednesday. After a diesel discharge occurred at the Selawik water treatment plant on Nov. 25, 2020, the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened...

Oil spill cleanup of Delaware Bay coastline continues

Oil spill cleanup of Delaware Bay coastline continues
A member of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Slaughter Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.) MILFORD, Del. — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and U.S. Coast Guard continue to spearhead a cleanup operation for tar balls and oiled debris that...

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway

Coast Guard reminds people to report pollution spills in waterway
ST. LOUIS – Anyone witnessing an oil spill, chemical release, or martime security incident should call the National Response Center (NRC) hotline at 1-800-424-8802. While the NRC is not a response agency, it serves as an emergency call center for initial reports for pollution incidents and forward that information to appropriate federal and state agencies for response. Reporting is required when...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Port Arthur, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill near Port Arthur, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a collision involving the offshore supply vessel Cheramie Botruc 22 and tug vessel Mariya Moran near the entrance to Sabine Pass, Texas, Thursday morning. Personnel from Coast Guard Station Sabine, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur,...