Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Bethel Island
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a report that the 87-foot vessel, Spirit of Sacramento, was taking on water in the vicinity of Franks Tract near Bethel Island. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s command center was notified of the situation at approximately 12:30 a.m. Both people onboard safely disembarked the vessel using a dinghy.  A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command continues to respond to environmental threats

Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command continues to respond to environmental threats
NEW YORK – Interagency pollution response operations continue for numerous areas throughout New York and New Jersey with environmental threats caused by Hurricane Sandy. A Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command has been established with the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and New Jersey Department of Environmental...

Coast Guard Station Cape May, NJ, conducts boom deployment training

Coast Guard Station Cape May, NJ, conducts boom deployment training
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Cape May conducted boom deployment training Wednesday in the Cape May Harbor with instruction from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay pollution response personnel. Sector Delaware Bay pollution response personnel conducted the classroom training and supervised the deployment of approximately 300 feet of boom. Small-boat crews from Station Cape May used...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Chenega Boat Harbor

VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez personnel responded to the sinking of the fishing vessel Cape Kasilof in the Chenega Small Boat Harbor Tuesday and continue to monitor pollution response efforts. The Coast Guard received a report Tuesday afternoon the 33-foot Cape Kasilof sunk in its berth in the Chenega Small Boat Harbor due to excessive snow load. Two 55-gallon fuel drums...

Coast Guard strengthens pollution response capabilities

KEY WEST, Fla. — Leadership personnel from Coast Guard Sector Key West and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Florida Keys met with local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas in the Upper Florida Keys Monday and Tuesday to raise awareness about the challenges associated with pollution response cases. This outreach campaign was an effort to bolster the Coast Guard’s pollution response capacity. The goal...

Coast Guard exercises pollution-response skills

HONOLULU – Honolulu based Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to conduct pollution response and containment boom deployment training in Keehi Lagoon, Thursday and Friday. Containment boom consists of interconnected floating barriers that restrict or divert the flow of oil in open water. Effective boom deployment is a key component of pollution response strategy. Coast Guard District 14 and Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard responds to report of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to reports of pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notifications of possible pollution that varied in size and location. The largest sighting was described as a dark substance floating on and beneath the surface of the water stretching 100 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico...

Coast Guards sign pollution agreement

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia – The United States and Canadian Coast Guards signed an annex to the Canadian/United States Atlantic (CANUSLANT) Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan June 29, 2010.

Coast Guard continues coordination of Misty Dawn pollution response and salvage

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The Coast Guard continues to coordinate pollution response and salvage efforts of the towing vessel Misty Dawn, which sank on the Kanawha River near Poca, W.Va, Monday.