Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican  offload approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale, in St. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican offloaded approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale,...

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. On Sept. 16, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Pelican and Cypress interdicted 15 Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner southwest of Port Fourchon

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner southwest of Port Fourchon
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a crewmember from the utility vessel Dustin Danos, Monday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report, Saturday, of a missing crewman last seen aboard the Dustin Danos wearing gray long johns and a white T-shirt earlier in the day. Multiple aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Aviation Training...

Coast Guard searching for mariner 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon

Coast Guard searching for mariner 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourcon, Saturday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a missing crewman last seen aboard the Dustin Danos earlier in the day. The crewman was last seen wearing gray long johns and a white T-shirt. Coast Guard aircrews...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue diver 55 miles off Grand Isle

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue diver 55 miles off Grand Isle
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an overdue diver 55 miles offshore Grand Isle, Monday. Missing is Tim Raines, 56. At approximately 10:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a relay on VHF-FM radio from the vessel Early Life Crisis reporting a diver who was overdue by 30 minutes. Since the search commenced Saturday evening, the Coast Guard has...

Coast Guard searches for overdue diver 55 miles off Grand Isle

Coast Guard searches for overdue diver 55 miles off Grand Isle
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue diver 55 miles offshore Grand Isle, La. Missing is Tim Raines, 56. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a relay on VHF-FM radio from the vessel Early Life Crisis reporting a diver who was overdue by 30 minutes. Watchstanders received a report from the brother of a passenger aboard the vessel who reported that the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing oil platform crewmembers

Coast Guard suspends search for missing oil platform crewmembers
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing crewmembers, Saturday at approximately 5:25 p.m., following a platform explosion approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle. Coast Guard crews searched a 1,400 square-mile area for more than 32 hours in an effort to locate the two missing crewmembers. Coast Guard resources used in the search effort: The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing crewmembers southeast of Grand Isle

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing crewmembers southeast of Grand Isle
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard crews are still searching for two missing crewmembers following an oil platform fire approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Friday morning. The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill was relieved by the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Pelican in the search at approximately 4 a.m. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.,...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing crewmembers following platform explosion

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing crewmembers following platform explosion
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing crewmembers following a platform explosion approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Friday morning. Eleven crewmembers have been medevaced from the Black Elk Energy owned platform to various local hospitals. Nine additional crewmembers were safely evacuated off the platform. The fire has been extinguished, and a sheen has...