“A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Gangway

United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes region. The heavy ice seen in recent winters has seriously impaired commercial … [Read more...]

Ship Hits Barge in Corpus Christi – INCIDENT PHOTO

Ship and barge collide in Corpus Christi Inner Harbor

A 480-foot heavy lift cargo ship hit a barge in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday night, causing quite the scene but resulting in no pollution and just a minor injury.  The Coast Guard says it responded with state and local partners to reports of the collision between the U.S.-flagged MV Ocean Freedom and a barge owned by Kirby Inland Marine. The barge was … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Spills Diesel in Oregon After Hitting Pier

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Campanale, marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, surveys the damage done to the MV Global Gold after it allided with Pier 1 in the Port of Astoria, Ore., and spilled 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel, Oct. 2, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

  Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier spilled over 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel after alliding with a pier in Astoria, Oregon early Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard says it was alerted at approximately 12:55 a.m. that the 565-foot Global Gold allided with Pier 1 in the Port of Astoria, causing a 4-foot by 8-inch gash in the port side of the hull towards the stern. By 3:30 … [Read more...]