Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell Enchilada platform was on fire approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Morgan City

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Morgan City
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing man near Morgan City, Louisiana, Wednesday afternoon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector New Orleans suspended the search at 1:17 p.m. after searching for approximately 61 hours, covering 2,050 square nautical miles. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing fisherman

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing fisherman
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 37 miles southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The missing man is reported to be Vietnamese and wearing a t-shirt and sweat pants. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Port Fourchon

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Port Fourchon
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Coast Guard searched a total of 2,630 square nautical miles of the Gulf of Mexico over the course of nearly 60 hours for Roy Kerwood. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 8 a.m. that Roy Kerwood had gone missing aboard the fishing...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel south of Vermillion Bay

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel south of Vermillion Bay
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel approximately 17 miles south of Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:00 a.m. that a fishing vessel had received a radio transmission from someone aboard another vessel stating that his vessel...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard assets searched 3,753 square nautical miles for approximately 98 hours for a missing person in the water who was aboard the tug vessel Crosby Commander. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft...

Coast Guard rescues 7 adults, 3 children from sinking boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 7 adults, 3 children from sinking boat in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 10 people Friday after their catamaran began taking on water 18 miles north of the Port Mansfield jetties and about 1.5 miles offshore. They used a satellite phone to call for help and reached the rescue coordinators at the Coast Guard’s 8th District. At approximately 1:15 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received the report that 10 people...