Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from barge

SAN FRANCISCO – At approximately 7:30 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard received notification and responded to a grounded barge along San Francisco’s waterfront near the St. Francis Yacht club. The Coast Guard was notified that the barge is carrying sand and rock. The Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, a 25-foot response boat, a MH-65 Helicopter, and a Coast Guard incident management team responded to...

Coast Guard crews respond to sunken tug boat Salvage north of Puerto Rico

USCG File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are responding Friday to the sunken tug boat Salvage, approximately four nautical miles off the northern coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The two-man crew aboard the Salvage was rescued by the crew of the tug boat Handy I before the distressed vessel was able to sink. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call at...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Ports Authority clean pollution threat in San Juan Harbor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard pollution response teams and Puerto Rico Ports Authority personnel are conducting cleanup operations with Clean Harbors oil waste disposal crews at Pier 15 here Thursday, to remove more than 20,000 gallons of oily water waste onboard the derelict tug vessel Tracy 1.