Fuel Removed from Sunken Fishing Vessel

MarineLink.com
Friday, December 20, 2013

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, was hired after the owner’s attempts to do so were unsuccessful.

Charleston County 911 Consolidated Dispatch notified the Coast Guard that the 70-foot vessel was sinking at the dock, Wednesday morning. Members assigned to Coast Guard Sector Charleston were dispatched to monitor the recovery efforts of the vessel, including the potential discharge of fuel and hazardous materials.

As a result of the recovery efforts by the owner, Coast Guard hired a contractor, Moran Environmental, to conduct clean up operations. The vessel will remain boomed off with a soft sorbent padding for the short term, in an effort to capture any residual pollution.

The Coast Guard is responsible for saving lives at sea and protecting the environment. When a marine incident threatens to harm the environment, the Coast Guard responds by overseeing the responsible party's cleanup efforts. When necessary, the Coast Guard can utilize funds from the National Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to hire contractors to perform clean up operations.

As of Thursday evening, no significant pollution has been reported.

uscgnews.com
 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Cruise Industry Wins Key Norovirus Judgment

In what is being seen as a landmark decision, Hill Dickinson is the first law firm to have successfully defended a UK class action case involving a Norovirus outbreak onboard a cruise liner.

Shell Moves Ahead in Arctic with Exploratory Well

Shell Oil's icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.   Authorities

Activists Block Shell's Arctic Drilling Quest

Greenpeace protestors dangling from a bridge on Thursday in Portland, Oregon, halted an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in northern Alaska before it can

News

DryShips Reaches Agreement with Ocean Rig

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

Cruise Industry Wins Key Norovirus Judgment

In what is being seen as a landmark decision, Hill Dickinson is the first law firm to have successfully defended a UK class action case involving a Norovirus outbreak onboard a cruise liner.

South China Sea Hotline in the Works

China and Southeast Asian nations have agreed to set up a foreign ministers' hotline to tackle emergencies in the disputed South China Sea, a senior official of

Coast Guard

Three Rescued on Lake Tahoe

The Coast Guard and multiple agencies rescued three people Wednesday evening after they were reported missing on Lake Tahoe. At 9:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector

Activists Block Shell's Arctic Drilling Quest

Greenpeace protestors dangling from a bridge on Thursday in Portland, Oregon, halted an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in northern Alaska before it can

Bollinger Delivers 14th FRC to USCG

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the 14th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), Heriberto Hernandez, to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The 154-foot patrol craft

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1267 sec (8 req/sec)