Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel
The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, and ES&H are overseeing the removal of oil left in the remaining tank at the Berry Lake oil production platform response near Bayou Sorrel, March 18, 2016.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office,...

Coast Guard responds to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

Coast Guard responds to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel
The Coast Guard, with state and local partners, are responding to an oil production platform fire in Bayou Sorrel, Louisiana, March 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge) NEW ORLEANS –The Coast Guard, state and local agencies continue to respond to an oil production platform fire near Bayou Sorrel, Tuesday. The max potential of crude oil between the two storage...

Mysterious haze temporarily closes portion of Mississippi River

Mysterious haze temporarily closes portion of Mississippi River
BATON ROUGE, La. —The Coast Guard temporarily closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 205 to 215 near Plaquemine Point due to an unknown white haze, Friday morning Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge received notifications about the haze at 9 a.m. The Coast Guard, in conjunction with several first responders including local parish fire departments, Louisiana Department...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoer along Mississippi River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoer along Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Kevin “Rooster” Guy along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Monday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans searched for Mr. Guy with a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge response boat crew. The rescue crews searched for four hours covering more than...

Coast Guard searching for missing canoer along Mississippi River

Coast Guard searching for missing canoer along Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing canoer along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Monday. Missing is, Kevin “Rooster” Guy, last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans and having a “mullet” type hair style. Guy was reported to have been working at a concert in East Baton Rouge and was last seen by one of the band members at around 11:30 p.m., Friday. He told the band...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil discharge on the Mississippi River near the Interstate 10 bridge in Baton Rouge, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification Thursday at 8:53 p.m. from the National Response Center reporting at approximately 7:50 p.m. two barges were at a transfer station near the bridge on the Mississippi River....

Coast Guard to oversee controlled burn at Frog Lake Bayou Sorrel facility

Coast Guard to oversee controlled burn at Frog Lake Bayou Sorrel facility
BATON ROUGE, La. —  The Coast Guard, along with federal, state and local agencies, will monitor a controlled burn of an oil spill in the Bayou Sorrel area, Saturday. The burn is a part of the cleanup operations in response to a ruptured pipeline at the Frog Lake Bayou Sorrel Facility. On Jan. 9, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge received notification of a ruptured pipeline at the...

Coast Guard responds to report of sheen on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to report of sheen on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sheen, Wednesday, on the lower Mississippi River near Fort Adams, Miss. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the Coast Guard Cutter Greenbrier, at about 10:30 a.m., of a sheen near mile marker 312 in the vicinity of Clark Creek on the lower Mississippi River. Pollution investigators, who conducted overflights...

Coast Guard oversees salvage of corn barges on Mississippi River

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Coast Guard continues the supervision of the salvage of sunken corn barges on the Mississippi River, Sunday, near mile marker 233. McKinney Salvage & Heavy Lift completed the salvage operations for one of three corn barges, Friday, owned by American River Transportation Company. The salvage of the second barge is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Following the removal of the...