Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 30 miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. of the fishing vessel Miss Quynh Chi II taking on water south of Point Au Fer. Sector wachstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel

Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded the search for an overdue vessel with two people aboard, Tuesday. The boaters were located clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel by a good Samaritan vessel, Lady Tierny, approximately 18 miles south-southeast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Lady Tierny transported the survivors to emergency medical services...

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic from disabled vessel

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic from disabled vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a diabetic man and two others from a disabled vessel near New Orleans, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a phone call from a man stating that his 18-foot Boston Whaler had become disabled with three people aboard, including a diabetic who did not have any...

Coast Guard searching for overdue vessel in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard searching for overdue vessel in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel with two people aboard, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that a 23-foot white Mako commercial fishing vessel with two people on board, last known to be approximately 10 miles west of the Southwest Pass jetties in the Gulf of Mexico, did not return when...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from downed airplane

Coast Guard rescues 4 from downed airplane
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from the Atchafalaya River approximately 17 nautical miles south of Patterson, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received notification from the Federal Aviation Administration at 4:59 p.m. that a Piper PA-34 twin-engine airplane...

Coast Guard ends search for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard ends search for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water after the body was recovered in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office marine unit recovered the deceased driver at 5 p.m. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:52 a.m. from Causeway Bridge authorities regarding a vehicle in the water...

Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Pontchartrain after vehicle enters water

Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Pontchartrain after vehicle enters water
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after reports of a vehicle going over the Causeway Bridge at mile marker 12 into Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:52 a.m. from Causeway...

Coast Guard suspends search for a man over board

Coast Guard suspends search for a man over board
Coast Guard file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a person in the water approximately 55 nautical miles south east of Fort Morgan, Alabama, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile suspended the search after searching approximately 2,830 square nautical miles for approximately 50 hours. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:52 a.m., Saturday, from the pleasure craft...

Coast Guard searches for a man over board

Coast Guard searches for a man over board
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately 55 nautical miles south east of Fort Morgan, Alabama, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:52 a.m. from the pleasure craft Motion Granted, a 41-foot hattaras, that 40-year-old Matthew Willis was overboard. The man was last seen at approximately 2 a.m. Three people...