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Chevron Says Oil Leaked At Philippine Terminal, Fully Contained

February 5, 2016

The Philippine unit of U.S. oil major Chevron said hundreds of litres of oil leaked into the sea on Tuesday while it was loading fuel to a vessel at its Batangas terminal, south of the capital Manila. “The leaked product has been recovered from sea and the wharf platform, which is estimated to be less… Continue Reading »


Piece of Munitions Stops Nord Stream Line 2 Flows

November 10, 2015

During routine survey operations as part of annual integrity assessment activities of the Nord Stream Offshore Pipeline System, a piece of munitions was found in close proximity to the Nord Stream Line 2. The location of the object is in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) approximately 120 km away from the island of Gotland,… Continue Reading »


Diver dies in waters off Port Gamble

October 24, 2015

A 25-year-old commercial diver was working on an underwater environmental study when he failed to surface Monday afternoon. A 25-year-old commercial diver died off the coast of Port Gamble on Monday evening, according the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ken Dickinson said a 911 call came in around 5:30 p.m. after two of… Continue Reading »


Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Worker Dies in Accident

October 23, 2015

A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp was killed in an accident, the company said on Tuesday. “The cause of the incident is being investigated,” Chevron said in a statement. It said the death occurred while the rig, called the Pacific Santa Ana, was operating in waters off… Continue Reading »


Coast Guard ship grounds on a shoal that hasn’t been surveyed since the 19th century

October 6, 2015

Two cadets were evacuated and divers had to repair the hull when a Canadian Coast Guard vessel drifted onto a Newfoundland shoal that was last charted in 1872. Ann Harvey, a 272-foot Canadian Coast Guard buoy tender, light icebreaker and search-and-rescue vessel, made contact with the sea bottom on April 1 about 5 nm south… Continue Reading »


USCG Mobilizes After Cargo Ship Sinks Off Haiti

October 5, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a report of a cargo ship with 12 crew members aboard reportedly sinking, 51 nautical miles northwest of Haiti, Thursday night. The 212-foot cargo ship reportedly started sinking earlier in the evening due to the severe weather conditions from Hurricane Joaquin. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a relay… Continue Reading »


BSEE Tests Arena Offshore’s Oil Spill Response

September 23, 2015

Analysts and engineers from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Oil Spill Preparedness Division and Gulf of Mexico Region recently conducted an unannounced spill drill of Arena Offshore. The one-day exercise simulated a loss of well control event from a platform in shallow water, approximately 35 miles south of Port Fourchon, La. These… Continue Reading »


Coast Guard Rescues Man from Cable Layer Rene Descartes

September 7, 2015

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a Frenchman reportedly suffering from a heart attack aboard a vessel, 80 miles west of Coos Bay. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend safely transferred the 55-year-old man to emergency medical personnel, Thursday at 6:33 a.m., who transported him to Bay Area… Continue Reading »


Sinking Vessel Causes Oil Spill in Alaska

September 6, 2015

A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a vessel sinking and resultant 10-30 gallon oil spill in Sitka, Alaska, the Coast Guard informed. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Sitka, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, National Park Service and the vessel’s owner are working with Sitka… Continue Reading »

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