Coast Guard tests pollution response equipment near Port Clarence, Alaska

Coast Guard tests pollution response equipment near Port Clarence, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Canadian coast guard tested oil recovery skimming equipment in Port Clarence Thursday. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR and the Canadian coast guard ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier deployed a Coast Guard Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System. The deployment demonstrated the VOSS’ capabilities and...

Coast Guard, EPA demonstrate Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System along Cleveland Harbor

Coast Guard, EPA demonstrate Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System along Cleveland Harbor
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency crews demonstrated the capabilities of a Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System in Cleveland Harbor Wednesday evening in conjunction with other events during Great Lakes Week. The 9th Coast Guard District and EPA Region V outfitted the EPA research vessel Lake Guardian to carry the VOSS, which is designed to assist in oil spill clean-up operations,...

Coast Guard to deploy vessel of opportunity oil skimming system during training exercise in San Juan Bay

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan pollution response personnel will deploy a Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System (VOSS) out of Coast Guard Base San Juan Wednesday afternoon, during a pollution response training exercise in San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico. “This VOSS deployment will be a training exercise and not a response to real emergency,” said Lt. Kristen Preble, Sector San...

Coast Guard to conduct pollution response exercise Thursday

PEORIA, Ill. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a pollution response exercise in Lake Peoria from 8:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., Thursday. Members participating are Sector Upper Mississippi River and the Coast Guard Cutter Sangamon. The exercise is aimed at testing and improving the Coast Guard’s ability to assemble, deploy and operate a Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System. A VOSS is used to...

Ninth Coast Guard District units respond to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District has deployed additional assets and personnel in support of the Deepwater Horizon response oil spill mission in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Coast Guard, Clean Islands Council crew train for oil spill response

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard crews teamed with oil spill response experts from the Clean Islands Council to conduct Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System (VOSS) training approximately two miles outside Honolulu Harbor, Wednesday.