The US Coast Guard informed that it responded to a submerged vessel in the Corpus Christi Channel near Corpus Christi, Texas on January 7. Around 400 gallons of fuel was on board the vessel at the time of sinking.
At least eight people were killed when a fire destroyed dozens of boats in a marine in the US of Alabama, on January 27, with authorities looking for additional victims on the water and the cause of the fire remaining unknown.
The Unified Command (UC) for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response and assisting organizations are collaborating in finalizing plans for the construction of an environmental protection barrier (EPB) to be built around ‘Golden Ray’.
Fire broke out on the wreck of the ro-ro Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound on January 19. When the fire started contractors were contacting welding operations inside the ship. Luckily, the fire was contained within the hull and was quickly put out by the contractor’s fireboat.
According to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, on Thursday 9 January a Russian Navy ship said to “aggressively” approach a US Navy destroyer vessel, while it was doing its daily operations in the Arabian Sea. As CNN reported, the Russian vessel kept ignoring the warnings from the US destroyer, increasing the risk of collision.
The U.S. Coast Guard launched a search for five fishermen after their boat, Scandies Rose, sank near Sutwik Island in Alaska, during the late hours of Tuesday, December 31. In fact, when the 130-foot crab fishing vessel, homeported in Dutch Harbor, sank at roughly 2200 on Tuesday had seven crew members aboard. The USCG managed to rescue two survivors while the other five are still missing.
On November 27, Wednesday, a fire erupted on a petrochemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, resulting to the injury of two plant employees and one contractor, who were transmitted to the Southeast Texas Regional Medical Centre and to Memorial Hermann in Houston for treatment.
The US Chemical Safety Board informed earlier this week, that a fuel leak, probably because of open valves and a running pump, was the cause of a massive blaze at a Mitsui & Co Ltd petrochemical storage operation along the Houston Ship Channel during March.
State authorities of the Contra Costa County closed the NuStar Energy facility after its tanks caught fire, followed by investigations to determine how the fire commenced and to determine when the operations can continue safely.
A 46-year-old Florida fisherman was arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service after he reportedly shot and stabbed his captain causing “immediate, profuse bleeding” on Friday, September 27.
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