Cargo hold fire breaks out on ship carrying lithium-ion batteries

A 410-foot vessel carrying a cargo that included lithium-ion batteries was today safely moored in Broad Harbor, Alaska, after a response that began when it reported a cargo hold fire at 4.40 a.m., Thursday, December 28, as it was approximately 225 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The vessel, the 13,633 dwt , 2012-built Panamanian flag general cargo ship Genius Star XI, is operated by Wisdom Marine Lines SA of Taiwan,

On being alerted of the cargo hold fire, which was contained but then...

USCG lab identifies responsible party in NY/NJ tar ball pollution

A spill that happened on the evening of Nov. 22 during an oil transfer at an oil facility in Bayonne, N.J. has been identified as the source of an incident that subsequently saw tar balls discovered on the New Jersey coast from Sea Bright to Asbury Park, additional pollution discovered on the shoreline north of Coney Island Creek in the Gravesend Bay area of Brooklyn, as well as tar balls at Fort Wadsworth beach on Staten Island.

The Coast Guard and Vane Brothers Company responded and monitored...

Oil clean-up efforts slow Golden Ray wreck removal efforts

Responders in St. Simons Sound, Ga., are continuing to deal with discharges of oil that began following separation of Section Six of the wreck of the car carrier Golden Ray. Yesterday, response vessels were continuing recover oil while shoreline teams continued to mitigate shoreline impacts.

Wreck removal personnel partially raised Section Six on Wednesday morning. The salvage master paused the lifting operation to allow oil recovery personnel to recover an oil discharge that began to pool...

Golden Ray wreckage removal operation a go again

The cutting apart of the Golden Ray has resumed — again. 

The dismantling of the capsized roll-on/roll-off vessel has been hindered by several work stoppages, the most recent being a fire that erupted inside the wreck May 14.

The Golden Ray has been on its side in St. Simons Sound since the ship ran aground and capsized after departing the Port of Brunswick in Georgia on Sept. 9, 2019.

The St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command said Thursday that crews had begun “cycling the chain back into the...

Golden Ray dismantling continues into new year

The new year has begun the same way the last one did in St. Simons Sound. The M/V Golden Ray is still there.

To be fair, not all of the capsized car carrier remains off the coast of the Port of Brunswick, Georgia. Two of eight sections have been cut off and at some point in 2021, all traces of the 2019 accident should be gone.

St. Simons Sound Incident Response is indeed responsive to inquiries and posts regular updates on the mission to cut apart the vessel, which was transporting about 4,300...

USCG and partners stem flow of oil from YM Mandate

US Coast Guard officials along with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Gallagher Marine Systems have managed to stop the flow of oil from the cracked hull of the YM Mandate.

The container vessel was seen leaking fuel oil on Wednesday 30 September at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey and local officials and services moved to minimise the environmental damage.

In a statement, the USCG said, “The container vessel YM Mandate is no longer leaking fuel oil from...

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