The U.S. Coast Guard has been forced to divert resources – including a vessel that fights cocaine trafficking – to the Arctic this summer to ensure that Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling meets its environmental and safety commitments, its top officer said.
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Capt. Jason Hamilton, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Healy, talks about the cutter’s missions in the Arctic this year. U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. Anastacia Visneski.
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U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell’s second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska.
In an uncommon maritime case, an Illinois man who was captain of a petroleum barge that exploded in a Chicago canal in 2005, killing a crew member, was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said a section of the Houston Ship Channel was briefly shut on Wednesday following the release of up to 23,000 gallons of naphtha.
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