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...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies responded to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Monday evening. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received call, around 8 p.m., from PSC Industrial Outsourcing reporting an unknown amount of crude oil spilled into Bayou Teche. The reporting source stated a tank was being filled with crude oil when the incident occurred. The...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken fishing vessel

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken fishing vessel
MORGAN CITY, La. – The Coast Guard rescued three individuals from a 75-foot fishing vessel that sank approximately 12 miles southwest of Point Au Fer in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified by a passing helicopter of a fishing vessel sinking with two life-rafts in the water. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City 29-foot...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Charenton Canal, Charenton, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified the towing vessel Mrs. Baye sank in the middle of the Charenton Canal at approximately 5:30 a.m. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City Captain of the Port David McClellan has closed the canal to commercial...

Coast Guard Station New Orleans Prepares and Presents Boat Crew College

Coast Guard Station New Orleans Prepares and Presents Boat Crew College
NEW ORLEANS – Always being ready is the lifeblood running through the veins of the United States Coast Guard. Priding themselves on being the best trained in many maritime evolutions, Coast Guard members are ready to respond with utmost flexibility and proficiency in the face of challenge. With time, elders pass the experience, knowledge and service traditions to new generations. In the Coast...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies rescue overdue boater near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, state, local agencies rescue overdue boater near Marsh Island
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office, rescued a male boater reported overdue near Marsh Island, Thursday. Rescued was Chad Woodburn, who was last known to be in the vicinity of Cypremort Point Vermillion Bay, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from...

A safer, cleaner tomorrow

A safer, cleaner tomorrow
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega MORGAN CITY, La. – Forget the mundane. This is a mission that is often synonymous with anonymous, as its agents and incidents can be difficult to record. Because, the worst case, end-of-the-world very thing that should have, could have or would have happened — did not. In the Coast Guard, an ounce of prevention is often worth a sound hose. Since...

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to loss of well control in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to loss of well control in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Tuesday. The Coast Guard and BSEE received a report from Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC that an oil and natural gas production...