Coast Guard to conduct full-scale joint response exercise in Port of Duluth-Superior

Coast Guard to conduct full-scale joint response exercise in Port of Duluth-Superior
DULUTH, Minn. – The Coast Guard, along with other federal, tribal, state and local agencies, will conduct a full-scale, anti-terrorism and oil spill response exercise in the Port of Duluth-Superior Aug. 28-29. In addition to Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth, participants in Operation Peeking Duck will include maritime industry representatives from the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, oil...

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise near Honolulu

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise near Honolulu
HONOLULU – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, homeported in Honolulu, conducted an oil spill response exercise offshore of Oahu Wednesday. Members from the 14th District Response Advisory Team and the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group worked with crewmembers aboard the cutter to test the Spilled Oil Recovery System. The exercise lasted approximately five hours. Coast...

Oil spill response system tested in Honolulu Harbor

HONOLULU – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui and members of the District Response Advisory Team conducted an exercise in Honolulu Harbor to test the cutter’s Spilled Oil Recovery System, Thursday. The annual exercise is conducted to test both the equipment and the crewmembers response in the event of an oil spill. The goal of the training is to ensure the crew’s efficiency in...

Coast Guard conducts pollution response training in Pensacola Bay

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted pollution response training for the deployment of the Spilled Oil Recovery System, Wednesday, in Pensacola Bay. Members from the Eighth Coast Guard District Response Advisory Team, Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team and Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Mobile, for the...

Coast Guard conducts oil cleanup exercise in Dutch Harbor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory crew demonstrated the cutter’s Spilled Oil Recovery System in Dutch Harbor to showcase its pollution response capabilities for the Coast Guard’s Aleutian maritime partners Tuesday. The demonstration coincided with the Hickory’s annual oil spill response training and tested the crew’s proficiency at operating the...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple crew conducts oil spill drill in Sitka Sound

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Mitchell Frick JUNEAU, Alaska – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Maple deployed the cutter’s Spilled Oil Recovery System equipment in Sitka Sound to conduct training on the ship’s built-in spill recovery gear Wednesday. The SORS deployment was part of a week-long preparedness exercise focused on safely dealing with hazardous materials in the maritime...

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut returns to Oahu after oil spill patrol

HONOLULU — The commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is scheduled to conduct a news brief Friday at 3:30 p.m. on Coast Guard Base Sand Island to discuss his ship’s recent 173-day patrol to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico. During the deployment in the Gulf of Mexico, the crew of the Walnut conducted oil spill skimming operations along the coasts of...

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper Skims oil in the Gulf of Mexico

By Ensign Andrew Kauffman The Coast Guard Cutter Juniper, homeported in Newport, R.I., began oil-skimming operations off the Florida and Alabama coasts June 11, 2010, in support of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon oil spill. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Alaska-based cutter departs California for the Gulf

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Cordova,Alaska, stopped at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach for fuel and supplies on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, June 29.