Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking near Wrangell, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking near Wrangell, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan personnel are working with responders to assess and mitigate pollution from the 60-foot Silver Bay II that reportedly sank at its moorings at the Wrangell Silver Bay logging sawmill along Zimovia Strait Tuesday. Containment boom has been mobilized around the site of the sinking and the owner of the vessel has hired divers to conduct...

Coast Guard responds to snow-related sinkings in Kodiak

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak personnel responded to the sinking of three local vessels in Kodiak’s St. Paul Harbor Tuesday. “Vessels sinking due to snow overload at the pier impact not only the owners but have an adverse impact on our local environment,” said Cmdr. Adam Tyndale, chief of response at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage. “In this instance,...

Coast Guard responds to grounded long-liner on Unalaska Island

Cutter Morgenthau File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard crews are responding to the 58-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel TerriGail which went aground in Alimuda Bay southwest of Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island Tuesday. The vessel grounded at 2:50 p.m. with reportedly 800 gallons of diesel fuel aboard after the crew was safely hoisted and transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau by a...

Coast Guard crews monitoring pollution from McCotters Marina fire

McCotters MarinaFORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews are overseeing the containment of product and pollution to minimize environmental impact from the fire at McCotters Marina in Washington, Friday. Two thousand feet of boom was deployed to encircle the marina, and absorbent pads were placed within the boom where sheen was apparent. Eastern Environmental Management, a contracted cleanup company based...

Coast Guard to remove pollution from abandoned vessel in Savannah River

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard will begin clean-up operations aboard the 41-foot abandoned fishing vessel Net Web in the Savannah River in Augusta, Ga., Wednesday.

Coast Guard investigates the grounding of Tank Ship Port Stewart off Yabucoa Harbor, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Marine Investigators are investigating the cause that led to the grounding of the 570-foot double-hulled tank ship Port Stewart Wednesday, after the vessel grounded and was later refloated Tuesday, approximately one and a half nautical miles east of the Shell Yabucoa Harbor, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard repsonds to vessel aground

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the salvage of a fishing vessel that ran aground with two people on board at Pulpit Rock in Maine at 9:47 p.m., Friday.

Coast Guard responds to helicopter crash in Maine

BOSTON – A Station Rockland, Maine 25-foot response boat responded to a helicopter crash Saturday, 5:35 p.m., near Little Deer Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine.

Coast Guard monitoring partially submerged boat

BOSTON – The Coast Guard received a report from the vessel Blue Jacket that they were taking on water five miles south of Martha’s Vineyard at around 7:36 a.m. Friday. A good samaritan vessel, the Sophia recovered four people that were on board the Blue Jacket before it became partially submerged.