Fishing vessel Aleutian Isle recovered and defueled

Fishing vessel Aleutian Isle recovered and defueled
fishing vessel Aleutian Isle SEATTLE — Response crews successfully placed the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle onto a salvage barge near Mitchell Bay on San Juan Island Sept. 21. The vessel no longer poses a significant threat to the environment, and it will soon transit to a mainland facility for further investigation into the cause of sinking. “We are so pleased to see the vessel safely out of...

Unified Command responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery

Unified Command responds to natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and High Point Gas Transmission LLC, continued to respond, Friday, to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery. At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, a fire was ignited in...

Unified Command continues response to sunken boat off San Juan Island

Unified Command continues response to sunken boat off San Juan Island
San Juan County personnel load pallets of boom onto a truck owned by the WA State Department of Ecology, Aug. 22, 2022. SEATTLE — The Unified Command continues its response Monday following the sinking of a commercial fishing vessel resulting in a pollution incident west of San Juan Island, Washington. Over the weekend, crews on the water and in the air monitored the site for any changes. Daily overflights...

Coast Guard oversees cleanup operations for sunken fishing vessel in Seward, Alaska

Coast Guard oversees cleanup operations for sunken fishing vessel in Seward, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has assumed responsibility of cleanup efforts for fuel released by the fishing vessel Nordic Viking that sank in Seward Harbor, Sunday. The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and Alaska Chadux has been contracted as the Oil Spill Removal Organization. The Nordic Viking’s hull tanks can hold 2,500 gallons of fuel but the responsible party estimated...

Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology overseeing pollution cleanup near Kalama, Wash.

Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology overseeing pollution cleanup near Kalama, Wash.
The 610-foot Singapore-flagged bulk carrier Nord Auckland is pictured with bunker oil spilled down the vessel’s hull while anchored near Kalama, Wash., Feb. 18, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Russell) SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are overseeing pollution cleanup after sheening was reported around the bulk carrier Nord Auckland...

Coast Guard responding to grounding, vessel fire near Ketchikan

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to the grounding and a subsequent fire aboard the 58-foot fishing vessel Legend at Bostwick Point about eight miles south of Ketchikan Monday. A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan small boat crew with Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan pollution investigators aboard assessed the Legend Monday morning and reported the approximately 700 gallons of diesel...

Silent Success: Oil removed from historic shipwreck

For more than 50 years lurking below the surface of the frigid Alaska waters lies the Canadian Pacific Railway ship Princess Kathleen, resting at an angle on its port side, reminding Alaskans of its presence by releasing fuel periodically tainting the surface with its sheen.