Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, continues to monitor oil platform after explosion

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, continues to monitor oil platform after explosion
The Coast Guard has suspended search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana,  NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday night for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 22-year-old fisherman near Noyo River who was reportedly suffering from abdominal pains aboard the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Princess, Sunday. The Princess’ crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders on VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., requesting help for...

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Wallin examines fishing vessel documents during a fishing vessel inspection in Cordova, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee. These websites lure...

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Contractors remove a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Marathon, Florida, Oct. 11, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert. MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida Unified Command continues making progress in its mission to mitigate pollution threats across Florida from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma. Currently,...

Coast Guard continuing search for missing man after explosion on oil platform

Coast Guard continuing search for missing man after explosion on oil platform
The Coast Guard is continuing to coordinate search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing to coordinate search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana, Monday morning. The fire on the platform, which is owned by Clovelly...

Coast Guard searching for missing man after explosion on oil platform

Coast Guard searching for missing man after explosion on oil platform
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is coordinating search efforts for a missing man after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a witness at approximately 8 p.m. of an oil platform explosion. It was reported by one of the...

Coast Guard rescues 16-year-old hiker from cliff near Crescent City

Coast Guard rescues 16-year-old hiker from cliff near Crescent City
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 16-year-old boy who fell from the Coastal Trail on Highway 101 and was stranded 300 feet up from a cliff face near Crescent City, Saturday night. The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers called Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders around 10 p.m., to request a helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger off Atlantic City, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger off Atlantic City, NJ
USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger off the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway, about 13-miles off Atlantic City, Sunday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were contacted by the cruise ship crew stating a passenger was ill and needed medical care at 7 p.m. A rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched an...

Rhode Island’s tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats

Rhode Island’s tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is grounded Sunday, October 11, 2017 in Newport Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Castle Hill provided a safety zone in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, Sunday night after a tall ship lost power and hit multiple other boats near Perrotti Park. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, was leaving Bowen’s...