Tag: pollution

Coast Guard responds to barge explosion

Coast Guard crews survey damage after a barge explosion that occurred at Superior Docks in Texas. Bystanders rescued one man, who was thrown into the water when the barge exploded. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) Click the image for aerial video of the barge. A barge explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday has translated into a

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itCG – Medevac, AMVER vessel rescues boaters, petroleum-based product spill, Flying Santa

This video illustrates the dangers of deploying a rescue swimmer and hoisting a person off of a vessel in 20-foot seas. This rescue took place on Saturday night when a Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuated a man off a tugboat about 54 miles off the coast of South Carolina. The 52-year-old man injured his head

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itCG-Hurricane Ida warning, Coast Guard Island, Willamette pollution, sailboat escort

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoists a man and his dog to safety after his 42-foot fishing vessel is disabled due to rough weather conditions 50 miles west of Clearwater, FL. Click the image for video of the rescue. Guardians from Air Station Clearwater hoisted a man and his

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itCG-CGC Rush in China, search for air crews ends, pollution response, 13 barges break free, four rescued

SHANGHAI, China – The 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Rush, homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, arrives in Shanghai, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. The crew of the Rush is in China to engage in maritime partnerships and cultural exchanges. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson. The Coast Guard has ended the search for

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itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team perform a vertical insertion on the U.S.S. Cape St. George, Oct. 21, 2009, as part of the Spartan Rings maritime security exercise. Click on image for more information and imagery on the Spartan Rings exercise. (U.S. Navy Photo) The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones

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itCG – Researchers evacuated, oil spill clean-up continues, search continues for Maine fishermen, polluter fined $1.25 million

Posted by Christopher Lagan. A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 long-range search plane from Air Station Barbers Point lands on Tern Island in the French Frigate Shoals to evacuate U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel ahead of Hurricane Neki. (Click the image to watch video of the C-130 landing.) GuardiansĀ evacuated 10 people living on one of

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itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, who was in Honolulu when disaster struck at home. Click here to watch a video

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itCG-pollution spill, lightening strike, Tweeting during G20 summit

The Houston Ship Channel is closed due to a 458-foot vessel that collided with a barge last night causing damage to the vessel’s fuel tanks and leaking approximately 10,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into the water. At this point, most of the oil has been contained in a boomed area and several pollution response

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itCG-plane crash, two fishermen rescued, sunken vessel located

Coast Guard helicopters were called to help in the search for the pilot of a private aircraft that crashed about a mile south of the Houma Terrebonne Airport in Southern Louisiana yesterday. The pilot was apparently the only person onboard at the time. Story here After Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a call that a

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itCG-maritime security zone for G-20 summit, public meetings on proposed rule, migrant smugglers sentenced to prison

Coast Guard will implement a security zone on an approximate five-mile area at the intersection of Pittsburgh’s three rivers during the G-20 global economic summit beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow until about 10 p.m. on Friday. Guardians will work with partner agencies to patrol and enforce the security zone. Watch video and read story here

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