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Data shows ship crossed over oil pipeline that ruptured

Oct. 18, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive cargo ship that was supposed to be at anchor was buffeted by high winds during a January storm and repeatedly crossed over an undersea oil pipeline that later ruptured off the Southern California coast, according to vessel monitoring data. ...

Costs add up for Alaska state ferry idled nearly 2 years

Oct. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The cost to the state for docking an Alaska ferry that has been idled for nearly two years is close to $900,000 a year, with much of that representing insurance costs that were not previously publicly disclosed, CoastAlaska reported on Monday. The...

Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline

Oct. 17, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of federal...

Body in ocean off NJ identified as man missing for 4 days

Oct. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

The body of a man found in the ocean off New Jersey last week has been identified as that of a man missing for four days, authorities said. Paterson police said 26-year-old Kiariff Alston of Glen Rock left his home Oct. 10, telling his mother he was going to buy gas...

Ship owner, operator of interest in California oil spill

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the Mediterranean Shipping Company and others as parties of interest in an investigation into a vessel that was determined to be the source of an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California. Coast...

Coast Guard: California oil spill likely 25,000 gallons

Oct. 14, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The amount of crude oil spilled in an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California is believed to be close to 25,000 gallons, or only about one-fifth of what officials initially feared, a Coast Guard official said Thursday. The leak off...

Coast Guard: Wreck found in Atlantic is storied cutter Bear

Oct. 14, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The wreck of a storied military ship that served in two World Wars, performed patrols in waters off Alaska for decades, and at one point was captained by the first Black man to command a U.S. government vessel has been found, the Coast Guard said Thursday. ...

Coast Guard says Southern California oil spill likely totaled 25,000 gallons, the low end of early estimates

Oct. 14, 2021 13:53 PM EDT
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Coast Guard says Southern California oil spill likely totaled 25,000 gallons, the low end of early estimates.

Tanker truck rolls over near Boston spilling diesel fuel

Oct. 13, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel rolled onto its side near Boston early Wednesday morning, spilling fuel into environmentally sensitive areas and blocking a major intersection, officials said. No one was injured when the truck...

California oil spill legal fight likely to last years

Oct. 12, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. Finding the cause, who is to blame...