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Southeast Media Contact: (305) 415-6683

7th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 11, 2012

San Juan Public Affairs

Contact: Ricardo Castrodad

Office: +1 787-729-2381

Update Aug. 10, 2012: Oiled cargo removed from grounded freighter

Photos and video available

Coast Guard and response contractors work to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.

Coast Guard crews and response contractors work to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.

Response contractor Gary Hewitt with Resolve Marine Group works to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.

(From right) Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Broko Boland receives an operational update from Petty Officer 1st Class David Edelson, both with the Atlantic Strike Team, during oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Hartmann, with the Atlantic Strike Team, provides Jackie Dickson, from the Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center with an operational update during cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Hartmann, with the Atlantic Strike Team, provides Jackie Dickson, from the Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center with an operational update during cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Response contractor Cody Kurtz with Resolve Marine Group works to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny Rivera and Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffany Carvalho, with Sector San Juan monitor response contractors during cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class David Edelson, with the Atlantic Strike Team, conducts safety oversight while response contractors work to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class David Edelson, with the Atlantic Strike Team, conducts contractor oversight while response contractors work to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Broko Boland, with the Atlantic Strike Team, conducts safety oversight while response contractors work to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Hartmann, with the Atlantic Strike Team, conducts site safety oversight from the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


Coast Guard and response contractors work to complete oiled cargo removal from aboard the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh on Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 9, 2012. More than 600 tons of oiled cargo has been removed from the vessel since the start of operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


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