Coast Guard searching for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard searching for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing jet skier near Fort Morgan, Alabama, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from the Baldwin County 911 at approximately 3:40 p.m., stating a jet skier was reportedly struck by lightning and then dragged behind the Jet Ski. The watchstanders directed the launch of Coast Guard rescue crews. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Gulf of Mexico
Breton Sound Block 21 oil platform fire.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by MST3 Liam Mcdonnell) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to a report of a platform fire near Breton Island. The platform fire continues to burn. The maximum potential release has been reduced from 4,000 barrels to 130 barrels. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:50 a.m. from the...

Coast Guard responding to oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a platform fire near Breton Island, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:50 a.m. from the offshore supply vessel Miss Katherine reporting a fire on board an oil production platform in Breton Sound Block 21. All 28 people aboard the platform were evacuated to the offshore supply vessel and were taken...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Turkish crewman in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Turkish crewman in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing 26-year-old Turkish crewman approximately 230 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday evening. Coast Guard aircrews from Air Station New Orleans, Air Station Clearwater, Fla., and Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., searched a total of more than 27,700 square-miles for 18 hours in an effort to locate the missing...

UPDATED: Memorial Service Scheduled for Crew of CG-6535

UPDATED: Memorial Service Scheduled for Crew of CG-6535
Mobile – The Coast Guard has announced that a memorial ceremony will be held to remember and honor the crew of CG-6535 on Thursday, March 8 at 10 AM (CST) in Hangar number 2 at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, 8501 Tanner Williams Road, Mobile, AL 36608. The Uniform for active duty attendees will be Service Dress Blue or service equivalent. Family and friends of Coast Guard members are welcome...

Coast Guard conducts medevac of man with severe burns

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a man from a cargo ship 230 miles south of Galveston, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a request for a medevac at 8 a.m. from the M/V Selje. The vessel reported that a crewmember had suffered severe burns and was provided initial medical assistance by an EMT aboard the Selje. A MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew...

Coast Guard locates lost diver near Pensacola, Fla.

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard located a diver approximately 20 miles south of Pensacola, Fla., in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday, after he was reported missing.

Coast Guard medevacs 1 near Dauphin Island, Ala.

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a vessel approximately two miles off the coast of Dauphin Island, Wednesday, at about 4 p.m.

Coast Guard Rescues Man Overboard in Vicinity of Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter crew rescued a man after he was reported overboard from a decontamination vessel taking part in the Deepwater Horizon response effort the morning of July 5, 2010.