Coast Guard assesses Port of New Orleans following Hurricane Nate

The Coast Guard launched assets in response to Hurricane Nate in New Orleans, October 8, 2017. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews launched to complete Hurricane Nate damage assessment flights Sunday morning.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews launched to complete Hurricane Nate damage assessment flights Sunday morning.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun initial assessments of the Mississippi River and its tributaries to determine if there are any hazards to life, the environment, or property following Hurricane Nate, Sunday.

The Coast Guard is actively working with federal, state, local, and industry partners to ensure satisfactory waterway conditions to systematically reopen ports across southeastern Louisiana when safe to do so.

The Coast Guard is also actively reconstituting search and rescue capabilities for near shore and offshore coverage as of Sunday morning.

Early preparation by and communication between federal, state, local, and industry partners helped minimize the potential for damage in the New Orleans Captain of the Port zone.

For the most up-to-date Marine Information Safety Bulletins, visit https://homeport.uscg.mil/nola and look for links under “Safety and Security.”

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