Coast Guard, partners to remove fuel from capsized ferry

Coast Guard, partners to remove fuel from capsized ferry

(ASTORIA, Ore.) – The U.S. Coast Guard and partner organizations are scheduled to remove fuel and other pollution threats from the ferry Tourist No. 2 on Thursday. The Coast Guard initially responded July 28 after receiving a report that the vessel was taking on water at the 6th Street Pier in Astoria. The Coast Guard authorized up to $200,000 to…
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Third time is the charm: Ever Forward refloated

Third time is the charm: Ever Forward refloated

(BALTIMORE) — The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp., in partnership with multiple state and local responders, refloated the containership Ever Forward on Sunday. The effort followed a 35-day-long salvage operation that began Sunday, March 13, after the 1,095-foot vessel grounded in Chesapeake Bay near Craighill Channel. Refloating Ever Forward, which was hard aground…
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Containers to be removed in bid to refloat Ever Forward

Containers to be removed in bid to refloat Ever Forward

(BALTIMORE) — The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp., in partnership with multiple other responders, have announced a revised strategy to refloat the containership Ever Forward. Salvage experts determined they would not be able to overcome the ground force of Ever Forward in its current loaded condition. The Coast Guard said the new strategy…
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Chesapeake dredging resumes after tugs fail to refloat boxship

Chesapeake dredging resumes after tugs fail to refloat boxship

(GIBSON ISLAND, Md.) — The containership Ever Forward remained grounded in Chesapeake Bay on Thursday after tugboats failed to free the vessel Tuesday, WBAL TV reported. The U.S. Coast Guard provided an update Thursday, saying the service, the Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp. continue to work to refloat the ship. The Coast Guard says attempts will…
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Responders ready to refloat boxship two weeks after grounding

Responders ready to refloat boxship two weeks after grounding

(BALTIMORE) — The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp., in partnership with multiple state and local responders, will make an initial attempt to refloat the containership Ever Forward on Tuesday at noon following more than a week of dredging operations. Weather conditions at the end of last week resulted in a slight delay in…
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NOAA team finds sunken 1800s whaler in Gulf

NOAA team finds sunken 1800s whaler in Gulf

(WASHINGTON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners on Wednesday announced the discovery of the wreck of a 207-year-old whaling ship, called Industry, on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The remains of the 64-foot-long, two-masted wooden brig open a window into a little known chapter of American history when descendants of African enslaved people and…
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