This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 28

Monday, March 28, 2011

* 1968- The Secretary of Transportation released his Report on Recreational Boat Safety. The report contained a detailed explanation of the proposed legislation and the programs the department intended to undertake if the proposal was adopted.

* 1993-A Colonial Pipeline Company pipe ruptured, spilling 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Sugarland Run creek in Herndon, Virginia.  The EPA requested the assistance from the National Strike Force.  Other units mobilized for the clean-up operation included a helicopter from AIRSTA Cape May, an air-eye HU-25 from AIRSTA Cape Cod, personnel from MSO Baltimore, the CGC Capstan, and reservists from the region.  The strike team used the new DESMI 250 skimmer and pump to control the spill.  Coast Guardsmen assisted with the cleanup and safety operations as well as provided technical assistance.  By 2 April, Colonial Pipeline, who claimed responsibility for the spill, had more than 250 contract personnel handling cleanup operations.  The strike teams stayed on site to monitor the cleanup.  The last strike team member left the spill site on 10 April.
 

Source: http://www.uscg.mil

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