Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to the report of a vessel taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 10:28 a.m. of a 22-foot vessel taking on water with one man and a dog aboard in Lake Pontchartrain between the Highway 11 Bridge and the I-10 Twin Span Bridge. Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard, local agencies suspend search for person in the water

Coast Guard, local agencies suspend search for person in the water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water in the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 164 to mile marker 110 near Gramercy, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the Tug Miss Courtney that a crewmember had gone missing. He was last seen at approximately 11:15 p.m., Sunday. Involved in the search was: Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship Carnival Fantasy

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship Carnival Fantasy
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 40 nautical miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:20 a.m. of a 53-year-old female suffering from stroke-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Pensacola

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Pensacola
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the person in the water approximately 157 nautical miles off of Pensacola, Florida. The search was suspended after searching a total of 434 square nautical miles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday of a man with dark hair, wearing a red...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water south of Perdido Pass, Florida

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water south of Perdido Pass, Florida
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 11 miles south of Perdido Pass, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at approximately 1:57 p.m. of a 25-foot vessel taking on water with five people aboard. Sector Mobile watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast...

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter taxis on the runway at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host local government officials and first responders Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 260 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 11:36 a.m. of a 52-year-old female aboard the cruise ship Carnival Valor in need of a medevac. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard suspends search for people from overturned vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for people from overturned vessel
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for possible people in the water in relation to an overturned vessel approximately 300 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Monday. The Coast Guard located the vessel at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday and searched a total of approximately 1,486 square nautical miles for over eight-and-a-half hours with no signs of people in...