Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 helicopter crew and Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak pollution responders conduct an overflight in response to an oil spill in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2018. The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation established a unified command in response to the oil spill as part of the service’s marine environmental protection mission. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Detection, Mitigation of Oil within the Water Column

As part of the Coast Guard’s marine environmental protection mission, the Research and Development Center recently completed a project to identify and prototype technologies capable of detecting and mitigating the impacts of oil in the water column that show promise for future commercialization and implementation.


The Liberian-flagged tanker Argo Merchant sinks off the coast of Massachusetts in 1976. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Long Blue Line: the Coast Guard’s environmental protection mission

The Coast Guard has been a steward of the nation’s maritime environment for nearly 200 years. It has expanded and adapted its mission to ever-changing natural and man-made threats to the oceans and inland waterways. The service now supports five environmental protection missions.


Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Since 2016, more than 70 oil sheens were reported in the water between New Bedford and Fairhaven. In most cases, no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility. But the team at U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment, New Bedford, is determined to track down those sources and restore the health of the waterfront.


Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Tuesday

There is no “typical” Tuesday in the Coast Guard, but this blog features a snippet of what the Coast Guard was up to on Tuesdays during the month of February. From Antarctica to Key West, with old and new assets, the Coast Guard carried out missions vital to protecting and securing our national interests.


Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Friday

On Friday’s edition of Week in the Life in the Coast Guard 2015, we feature training operations from Honolulu and the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., as well as oil response and Coast Guard administration in Columbia, Ore., and health services from Base Alameda Medical in Alameda, Calif.


NSF coil spill assistance in Bangladesh

Coast Guard National Strike Force ends 2014 with international oil spill assistance

The U.S. Coast Guard is well known for its ability to handle oil and other hazardous material spills, but what isn’t well known is that the service often works with other countries to assist with their marine pollution incidents. In this case, the spill was in the Eastern Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh.


Admiral Allen retires from Coast Guard

Today, Admiral Allen officially retired from the United States Coast Guard. When he wakes up tomorrow morning as a civilian, he will no longer wear the uniform but will continue to serve the nation as the National Incident Commander of the BP oil spill.


BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Information and Suggestions

As the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to generate interest, we want to reiterate the best place for information on response efforts – the official Unified Area Command Website. The entire site is full of regularly updated useful information, some […]


ADM Papp rallies the Coast Guard

Earlier this week, we brought you Admiral Bob Papp’s first hand account of the ongoing Coast Guard role in the Deepwater Horizon Response. Moments ago, Admiral Papp sent an All Hands e-mail to the men and women of the service […]


Stay up to the minute with the Deepwater Horizon Response

Earlier today, the federal government launched a new widget to share the latest information from the Deepwater Horizon Response. The widget includes links to the official Deepwater Horizon Response website, information for volunteers, how to submit a claim, and the […]


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