Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division reports the in-situ burn was conducted Friday from 12 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Air monitoring was conducted and the results showed no level of concern. The IMD is scheduled...

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts
Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Weatherly, a member of the Atlantic Strike Team, assists with search and rescue efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) MOBILE, Ala. — Located at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, the Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team, along with other members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force, are playing an integral role in...

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn
MORGAN CITY, La. – The East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command will be conducting an in-situ burn on a section of marsh affected by 1,050 gallons of oil near Belle Isle, St. Mary’s Parish, July 25. In-situ burning is the process of burning oil on the water. Any burn operation includes careful air monitoring to ensure smoke or residue resulting from the burn does not adversely impact people or wildlife. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Soto. Training. For some people, the word evokes images of classroom time or slideshow presentations. Others may visualize physically demanding on-the-job and in-the-field experiences. Coast Guardsmen throughout the service are frequently involved in both types of training sessions. The scenarios of these training sessions can be to simulate actual...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Responders continued to monitor and prepare salvage, firefighting and pollution contingencies for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Wednesday. The fire reportedly has reduced in size by approximately 30 percent, and there are no reports of oil in the water. Visual imagery intially indicated potential pockets of crude oil; however,...

Coast Guard completes escort of cruise ship Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard completes escort of cruise ship Carnival Triumph
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard escorted the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Ship Terminal in Mobile Thursday evening. The tug vessel Roland Falgout and four assist tugs towed the Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Terminal following more than a 100-hour voyage from Cozumel, Mexico to Mobile. Resources used to assist the Triumph: The 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous and...

Coast Guard medevacs 1, continues escort for Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard medevacs 1, continues escort for Carnival Triumph
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard medevaced a female passenger from the disabled Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon. A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew medevaced a female passenger who reportedly suffered a stroke and transported her to Dauphin Island to meet emergency medical services. At approximately 12:30 p.m. the tug vessel Resolve Pioneer reported a broken...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday. A lightering and salvage plan has been approved and multiple response crews have been dispatched to begin removing oil from the damaged barge. Response crews have deployed 2,800-feet of boom to contain the source of the oil leak. Skimming vessels...

Coast Guard continues response to report of crude oil in Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to report of crude oil in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Monday. Tank soundings indicated that the barge is still leaking product into the waterway. Containment boom has been deployed around the area at the leak and skimmers are being used to recover product. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi...