Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue

Unified command identifies oil, clean-up operations continue
Coast Guard Petty Officer NiChelle Flynn and New York Department of Environmental Conservation environmental engineer Rick Lin patrol Breezy Point Beach Sunday, March 31, 2019, searching for tar balls. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW YORK – The Unified Command for the Goethals Oil Spill positively identified that tar balls recovered from Jacob Riis Park correlate...

Unified Command continues Arthur Kill Waterway cleanup

Unified Command continues Arthur Kill Waterway cleanup
Crew members from Miller Environmental Group Inc. conduct a shore cleanup Monday, April 1, 2019, at Jacob Riis Park Beach in New York.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) NEW YORK – The Unified Command continues to respond to an oil discharge, which occurred in the Arthur Kill Waterway on Thursday. The Unified Command deployed personnel and assets today to perform...

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY

Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY
Coast Guard Petty Officer NiChelle Flynn and New York Department of Environmental Conservation environmental engineer Rick Lin patrol Breezy Point Beach Sunday, March 31, 2019, searching for tar balls. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW YORK — Members of the Unified Command for Goethals Oil Spill continued responding to a report of sheening and tar balls received...

Coast Guard investigating report of tar balls on Makaha Beach, Oahu

Coast Guard investigating report of tar balls on Makaha Beach, Oahu
HONOLULU — Coast Guard members are continuing to investigate a report of scattered tar balls discovered on a 1,000-yard stretch of Makaha Beach, Friday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Wednesday evening to report tar balls washed ashore. The tar balls reportedly range in size up to 1-inch. Sector deployed personnel from their Incident Management Division to respond and assess the...

Coast Guard responding to report of tar balls along Delaware River

Coast Guard responding to report of tar balls along Delaware River
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of tar balls along the Delaware River Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a report Friday from the National Response Center of oil (tar balls) along the shoreline of Gloucester City, N.J. Initial reports of some tar balls have increased to more of a slick along the shoreline. The amount and source...

Coast Guard responding to reports of tar balls on beaches in Brevard County

Coast Guard responding to reports of tar balls on beaches in Brevard County
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Crewmembers at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral are working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and private contractors to respond to reports of tar balls seen intermittently in the area between Southern Cocoa Beach to Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Fla., Thursday. Beach goers are advised to avoid contact with the objects,...

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office cleaning tar balls from south Texas shoreline

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office cleaning tar balls from south Texas shoreline
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard members are working with Miller Environmental Services and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up naturally occurring tar balls discovered on 20-mile stretch of land from Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas, Tuesday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Station Port Arkansas Sunday to...

Coast Guard works with partner agencies to clean up tar balls near Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Crews from Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, in conjunction with Texas General Land Office and Nueces County representatives, are responding to the discovery of tar balls that washed ashore at Bob Hall Pier, Thursday. Nueces County parks crews discovered tar balls on the beach near Bob Hall Pier at approximately 9 a.m. Investigators from the Coast Guard and Texas General...

Coast Guard continues cleanup, recovery efforts of oily tar balls in Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard File PhotoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard pollution response teams continue cleanup efforts and pollution assessments of Luquillo Beach Tuesday, after receiving a report that oily tar balls had been located on the shoreline. Coast Guard pollutions responders expect to conclude cleanup and recovery efforts to collect oily tar balls on Luquillo Beach Tuesday, after shoreline and...