Coast Guard rescues man who had fallen overboard

Coast Guard rescues man who had fallen overboard
The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his vessel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Louisiana, November 20, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his vessel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification Monday from a...

Coast Guard, federal agencies continue to respond to offshore oil spill

Coast Guard, federal agencies continue to respond to offshore oil spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement continue to respond to an oil discharge from a damaged pipeline approximately 40 miles south east of Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday. The pipeline, which is operated by LLOG Exploration, was secured upon discovery of the leak. On Wednesday, LLOG reported a revised estimated volume of unaccounted-for oil to the Coast...

Coast Guard discovers drugs while boarding vessel near Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard discovers drugs while boarding vessel near Vermilion Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard found drugs during a law enforcement boarding on a commercial fishing vessel near Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Boarding officers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City conducted a routine law enforcement boarding on the commercial fishing vessel Our Pride. After patting down a crewmember, the boarding officer discovered a pen containing methamphetamine...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Units Morgan City and Houma hold change of command

Coast Guard Marine Safety Units Morgan City and Houma hold change of command
Capt. Blake Welborn relieved Cdr. Gretchen Bailey as commander of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma and Cdr. Heather Mattern relieved Capt. Blake Welborn as commander of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City in an official change-of-command ceremony, June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW ORLEANS –Capt. Blake Welborn relieved Cdr. Gretchen Bailey as commander of Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted a vessel taking on water at Palmetto Bayou, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9:00 a.m. of a 12-foot aluminum boat, with three people onboard, that was disabled and taking on water over its bow. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew....

Coast Guard escorts vessel safely to port

Coast Guard escorts vessel safely to port
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard safely escorted a vessel to shore that was taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew oversaw the safe return of an 85-foot fishing vessel with three people aboard to Lynn Drydock in Amelia, Louisiana, at 8:09 a.m. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront

Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies have collected all visible mercury near the Berwick waterfront, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received a report of less then one cup of silver liquid, resembling mercury inside the levee wall, Monday. MSU Morgan City, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with local police and fire departments...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Vermilion Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Vermilion and Iberia Parish Sheriff Offices are searching for a missing boater in Vermilion Bay, Thursday. The missing boater is a 76-year-old male, described as Caucasian and having red hair, and blue eyes, wearing a blue button-up shirt, jeans, brown shoes and a brown hat. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received...

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Louisiana, March, 29, 2016. Over 3,000 ft. of hard boom has been placed to contain the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Environmental Protection Agency and PSC Industrial Outsourcing continue to respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Tuesday. An...