Crescent City Harbor pollution mitigation operations concluded

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert LaFalce CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game announced the completion of the tsunami pollution mitigation efforts today at the Crescent City Harbor. Over the weekend, crews removed the final vessel and oily debris from the inner boat basin, which was destroyed by the March 11 tsunami.   “The...

Fishing vessel Kodiak owner shows appreciation to responders

Fishing Vessel Kodiak photo by Petty Officer Erik Swanson.CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The owner of the fishing vessel Kodiak presented Global Diving with his vessel’s propeller this morning, in appreciation for the hard work and efforts to save the Kodiak. Built in 1926, the 87-foot Kodiak served as a search and rescue vessel during the 1964 earthquake in Alaska under the operation of the Navy....

Final vessel posing pollution hazard removed from Crescent City Harbor

Response workers remove the oily remains of the final sunken vessel that posed a pollution hazard, in the harbor inner boat basin. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Erik Swanson. Crescent City Tsunami Response Update Divers de-fueled the 38-foot fishing vessel Ge Ge  and removed and disposed of the vessel’s oiled remains on Saturday. Divers then conducted a final survey of the clamshell work...

Crescent City responders remove two oiled vessels from harbor

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert LaFalce Crescent City Tsunami Response Update   Wednesday, divers performed underwater assessments of the remaining three sunken vessels posing a pollution threat, the Cyrano IV, Nellie and the Ge Ge. Divers reported the vessels had sustained too much damage to be saved, and the determination was made that all three vessels would have to be removed...

Tsunami response crew determines historic fishing vessel Kodiak unsalvageable

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert LaFalce Crescent City, CA – Crews raised the historic fishing vessel Kodiak and pumped off water and 426 gallons of diesel fuel yesterday. Crews attempted to patch the Kodiak, but the damage was too extensive to save the vessel. The crews are working today to remove the remains of the vessel from the inner boat basin and dispose of oily debris....

Crescent City tsunami response crews to raise historic fishing vessel Kodiak

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert LaFalce Crescent City Tsunami Response Update: Crews will raise the F/V Kodiak today, which was sunk by the March 11 tsunami. The historic 67-foot wooden fishing vessel performed rescue operations in Alaska after the massive 1964 earthquake. So far, seven sunken vessels that posed a pollution threat have been extracted from the harbor. High winds...

Crescent City Unified Command extends harbor access hours for vessel owners

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The Crescent City Tsunami Unified Command has arranged to provide extended hours for boat owners to access their vessels starting Friday, March 18, 2011. The Unified Command recognizes that owners need to access the boats and has arranged for the access hours to be expanded to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Vessel owners are asked to visit the Harbor Master Office to arrange...