Tag: pollution response

OSMS and YOU: Marine Environmental Response

The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, more commonly referred to as the National Contingency Plan or NCP, designates the U. S. Coast Guard as the lead federal agency for directing the removal and mitigation of oils spills and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminates into or threatening the waters and adjoining shorelines of the coastal zone.

Shipmate of the Week – Capt. Roger Laferriere

Captain Laferriere at the Houma Incident Command Post

With the inception of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, men and women from 22 different Federal departments and agencies joined together in a unified, integrated department to protect our nation’s borders, enforce our laws, prevent terrorism and prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. As part of the Department’s commemoration of the

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Responding to environmental threats

Beached vessel

Post written by Lt. j.g. Stephanie Young and Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns When a 65-foot commercial fishing vessel grounded at Francis State Beach, pollution investigators joined local and state officials to prevent any environmental hazards. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns. The reunion of a rescued

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itCG – Auxiliary to the rescue, vessel leaking oil, whirlpool diving

Coast Guard Auxiliarists combined with a Good Samaritan in the rescue of a 52-year-old fisherman who had been missing since Sunday in the British Virgin Islands. The missing boater made his distress call on a cell phone Wednesday afternoon at which time Sector San Juan watchstanders diverted an Auxiliary aircraft to the scene to direct a

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itCG-tank ships keep Guardians busy, radiological detection exercise, CGC Tahoma returns to port

Between the tank ship and barge collision in the Houston Ship Channel, a grounded tank ship at the mouth of the Lower Mississippi River and a tank ship that punctured one of its fuel tanks off the coast of Savannah, tank ships across the South have kept Guardians busy for the past few days. The

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itCG-Luckey awarded Coast Guard Medal, tall ship runs aground, motorcyclist rescued, oil spill drill

The Coast Guard awarded EM1 Lavelas Luckey with a Coast Guard Medal yesterday. PO Luckey received the medal for his voluntary and extraordinary act of heroism when he responded to a tragic car accident and rescued a 5-year-old girl who was stuck in the car just before the fuel tank exploded. Click here to see

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