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Coast Guard Responds to Spill

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tim J. Haibach of Coast Guard Sector Boston responds to a number-six oil spill today in the Mystic River at the Exxon Mobil facility in Everett, Mass. US Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Downs


USCG Responded To Disabled Tug 18 Mi East Of Block Island

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of a disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, were notified at approximately 3:30 p.m., Sunday, of an engine fire aboard the 126-foot tug Viking.  The vessel’s on board fixed fire-fighting system was able to extinguish the fire, leaving the vessel disabled with 10 people aboard. Responding were crews from:


Coast Guard Responds to Ship Fire

The Coast Guard was notified by Jacksonville Sheriffs Office personnel that the 486-foot German container ship, the Ara J, was on fire at the Blount Island Terminal in the Port of Jacksonville. Coast Guard units from the Marine Safety Office Jacksonville and Station Mayport responded to the Blount Island Terminal to establish a safety zone around the Ara J. Coast Guard Marine Safety inspectors are also on scene to provide technical assistance for any shipboard fire-fighting on the Ara J


Coast Guards Respond to Tug

Coast Guard crews are currently responding to a distress call from the 135-foot tugboat, Valour, towing a 500-foot barge loaded with approximately 140,000 barrels of petroleum by-product 37 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, N.C. The Valour radioed the Coast Guard for help on Tuesday because they had a crewmember fall overboard, and their vessel was taking on water. A rescue helicopter from Air Facility Charleston launched to assist


Coast Guard Responds to Bomb Threat Aboard Cruise Ship

Coast Guard Los Angeles joined Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Harbor Patrol, and Customs and Border Protection in responding to a bomb threat made against the Carnival cruise ship Paradise Friday afternoon. The threat was phoned into the Carnival cruise line reservation center and reported to the Coast Guard by company security officials. Cruise ship Carnival Paradise is following its comprehensive security plan to include security sweeps of the ship and reinspection of all


Coast Guard Responds to Minnesota Bridge Collapse

The Coast Guard is responding to the Interstate 35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minn., to assist local fire and police departments, emergency medical services and the state emergency operations center with search and rescue operations. A 25-ft. smallboat crew from the Marine Safety Detachment from St. Paul, Minn., is on scene. An HH-65C Rescue Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., along with and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in St. Paul, Minn


Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill

Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photographs The Coast Guard is responding to an inland oil spill at mile marker 32 of the Ouachita/Black River. These Aug. 22 photographs show the location where the motor vessel Tulsa, a dredge, sank in the middle of the channel Monday, spilling an estimated 840 gallons of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and lube oil. All four crewmembers were safely rescued from the water and the waterway was closed to maritime traffic to facilitate the cleanup and salvage operations


James River Reserve Fleet Secured

The Coast Guard responded to the report of three listing vessels attached to the James River Reserve Fleet. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, Va., received the initial report from Maritime Administration at Fort Eustis, Va., at about 1:15 this afternoon that some vessels in the fleet were listing. Upon receiving the report, the Coast Guard immediately deployed a two-man pollution investigation team on a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C


Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Olreans is responding to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from a well head located approximately 60 miles south of Venice, Louisiana. The spill of crude oil was discovered around and resulted in a two mile by eight mile heavy sheen. It is believed that the spill occurred when an unidentified vessel struck a discharge pipeline coming from the well owned by Boise de Arc of Houston, TX. The


Mississippi River Bunker Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel oil spill on the Lower Mississippi River near Norco, La. Reportedly, the freighter Bright State struck the tanker Genmar Alexandra while the latter vessel was moored at a dock. It is estimated that 22,000 gallons of bunkers were spilled from the tanker as a result of the allision. The Coast Guard is responding to the spill and investigating the incident. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also issued a release stating that


Fuel Removed from Sunken Fishing Vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard hired a contractor Thursday to remove the remaining fuel and hazardous substances that may be aboard the sunken commercial fishing vessel Lady Eva in Shem Creek, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The contractor, Moran Environmental


Tug Sinks Off of New York

(Source: USCG)

Tug and barge separate, barge goes aground and tugboat sinks off New York’s South Shore   According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a 26-foot tugboat lost control of the barge it was towing off Atlantic Beach, N.Y., Monday evening. Coast Guard and state officials are responding to mitigate


Coast Guard Examining Pollution Risk after Truck Falls through the Ice

The U.S. Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies responded to the scene of a truck that fell through the ice, Friday morning, near Catawba Island in western Lake Erie.  Two people were in the truck when it broke through the ice


USCG Rescues 2 From Aground Vessel Near Oak Island, Wisconsin

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The U. S. Coast Guard rescued two people, early Sunday morning, aboard an aground sailing vessel in the vicinity of Oak Island, Wisconsin. The names of the boaters rescued are not being released by the Coast Guard, and there is no Coast Guard imagery from this case.


The Center(s) of Expertise

Scott Elphison, senior marine inspector for the Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise, addresses students and fellow instructors in a cruise ship inspection on Oct. 31, 2009. The lesson was part of an Advanced Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination course.

U.S. Coast Guard's Safety Strategy Incorporates Tightly Focused Training at Carefully Chosen Venues.   The U.S. Coast Guard opened seven National Centers of Expertise in 2009, locating three alone on the busy Gulf Coast, The concept of national centers of expertise – or “centers


Ship Collision in Caribbean – USCG Responds

USCG Venturous

Coast Guard responds to a vessel collision in the Caribbean Sea The 557-foot United Kingdom-flagged motor vessel Seagate collided with the 492-foot Liberia-flagged motor vessel Timor Stream approximately 60 miles northeast of Isle de Tortue, Haiti.


Tankship Collides with Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

Coast Guard responds to offshore drilling unit, tanker collision in Gulf of Mexico The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a mobile offshore drilling unit and a tanker vessel , near Port Aransas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a report that the Rowan


Great Lakes Coal Carrier Aground

US Coast Guard responds to grounding of 1000-ft long freighter hard aground in downbound channel of St. Mary's River.   The vessel is carrying approximately 62,000 tons of coal. The motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha, owned by Interlake Shipping Company of Ohio


Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating NYC Ferry Allision

NEW YORK – Coast Guard law enforcement officers, from Station New York, prepare to help administer drug and alcohol tests to the crew of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11, Manhattan, Jan. 9, 2013.

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry allision in Manhattan.   The Coast Guard is responding to an allison that occurred at the Pier 11 ferry terminal in Manhattan, N.Y. Fifty-seven injuries have been reported after the ferry Seastreak allided with the pier at 8:45 a.m.  


Barge Allision in Mississippi River Causes Spill

Coast Guard responds to report of crude oil in Mississippi River.   A unified command has been established in response to a report of crude oil in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River


Coast Guard Responds to Mobile, AL Barge Explosion

The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge explosion on the ship channel in Mobile Bay Wednesday.   Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received the initial notification at 8:40 p.m. reporting the barge explosion between the George Wallace Tunnel and the Bankhead Tunnel in


Coast Guard Investigates Collision in Houston Ship Channel

The unloaded 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, sustained some damage after a collision with a tug pushing barges in the Houston Ship Channel June 2, 2013. No injury or pollution was reported from the incident. U.S Coast Guard Photo.

The Coast Guard responded to a collision between a tug pushing barges and a tanker in the Houston Ship Channel Sunday.   There has been no report of pollution or injury from either vessel. The unloaded 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, is reporting damage to the port bow and the five barges


USCG: Charter Boat Hits Bonner Bridge

Sandra D (Photo: Pirates Cove Marina)

The Coast Guard responded Monday to an allision between a 58-foot charter boat with nine people aboard and the Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, N.C. A concerned boater aboard the vessel West Wind witnessed the allision and contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM


Barge Sideswipes Terminal Pier near Jacksonville

A Crowley Marine barge rests at a pier Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in the vicinity of downtown Jacksonville, Fla. The Coast Guard responded to inspect the barge after it broke free of its moorings and sideswiped the Crowley Terminal pier and the tugboats Ensign and Patriarch, as a result of severe weather in the area on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 12. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Nee)

The Coast Guard responded after a 700-foot barge broke free from its mooring near downtown Jacksonville, Fla., at approximately 8 p.m., Wednesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center received notification from Crowley Marine that the 700-foot barge Miami broke


Tug Sinks Spills Oil Fuel, Upper Mississippi River Section Closed

The 144-foot towboat 'Stephen L. Colby
' struck a submerged object near LeClaire and sank. At the time of the sinking, nine crewmembers were aboard and all were able to make it to safety, reports the Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River.






 
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