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, Los Angeles City Fire Department successfully test oil spill equipment

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and the Los Angeles City Fire Department successfully teamed up to test whether the Coast Guard’s Vessel of Opportunity Oil Skimming System (VOSS) could be deployed on LAFD Fireboat #2, March 7 in San Pedro, Calif. With the operation successfully completed, the first-of-its-kind test gives the Coast Guard another asset to use should a large scale oil spill response...

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.

Coast Guard and Charleston industry to practice pollution recovery

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard and industry partners will conduct a pollution-recovery exercise on the Cooper River Thursday at 9 a.m.

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.