Body of Missing Man Recovered From Sunken Towing Vessel Misty Dawn

BARBOURSVILLE, W. Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard and St. Albons Police Department divers recovered the body of Greg Smith of Catlettsburg, Ky., in the pilothouse of the Misty Dawn, Monday.

Shoreline Fishing Activity Suspended in Response to Dubai Star Oil Spill

Alameda, Calif. – In response to Friday’s San Francisco Bay oil spill, the California Department of Fish and Game, upon recommendation of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), has suspended fishing and shellfish harvesting in the areas affected by the oil. The suspension will remain in effect at least until state health officials have determined that fishing can...

Coast Guard publishes final rule for facility, vessel response plans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship Directorate announced Monday publication in the Federal Register of a final rule designed to improve pollution-response preparedness for vessels and facilities carrying or handling oil upon the navigable waters of the United States.

Coast Guard response to fishing vessel grounding near Newport, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore – Attempts to free the grounded fishing vessel Lori Ann (ex Little Linda) near Newport, Ore., were unsuccessful Tuesday.