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Tag: USCG

New Bedford Harbor suffers “chronic oil spill problem”

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Since 2016, more than 70 oil sheens were reported in the water between New Bedford and Fairhaven, for which no one has claimed responsibility, according to US Coast Guard. Patrols are regularly looking for oil in high traffic areas and when discovered, the teams investigate it to determine if the amount is recoverable, and collect a sample.

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USCG updates design criteria for LNG fuel systems

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The US Coast Guard issued a policy letter establishing design criteria for natural gas fuel systems that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided for traditional fuel systems. Since LNG is relatively new as a marine fuel in the US, there are no federal regulations to address the safe design of shipboard LNG-fueled systems.

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US Coast Guard’s Arctic Shield 2017 operations begin

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The US Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters, on July 1st, with the opening of a forward operating location in Kotzebue. As part of operation Arctic Shield 2017, the USCG will deploy cutters, aircraft and personnel to engage in operations encompassing a variety of missions.

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Two shipping companies pay USD 1.9 million for oil pollution

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Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea, according to the US Department of Justice.

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Vessel taking on water causes oil spill in Mississippi

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The US Coast Guard announced that, along with local agencies, responded to an oil discharge at mile marker 57, on the Lower Mississippi River near Belle Chasse, Louisiana, on June 19th. USCG received a report of a discharge of approximately 20 gallons of oil, when the tug boat HALEY BROOKE began taking on water.

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