Unified Command continues oil spill response near New Orleans

Unified Command continues oil spill response near New Orleans
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Gallagher Marine and response personnel continue cleanup efforts on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Friday. Algiers and Canal Street Ferries have resumed operations. The Coast Guard has lifted its waterway restriction on...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil spill near mile marker 100 on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 10:30 a.m. of the Singapore-flagged vessel, Pac Antares, hit a pier on Thursday morning causing an estimated 4,200 gallons of oil fuel to discharge. The vessel is currently...

French Quarter Fest boaters warned of strong river currents

French Quarter Fest boaters warned of strong river currents
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is advising the boating community to use caution on the Mississippi River during the French Quarter Fest in New Orleans, Wednesday. Due to spring snow melt, the Mississippi River has crest in a high-water state increasing the risk of strong currents and floating debris making the river more hazardous to recreational boaters. “The river is a challenging place even for...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Southwest Pass

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Southwest Pass
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tanker ship approximately 118 nautical miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request from the M/V Garden State to medevac a crewmember who was suffering vision loss in one eye. Watchstanders directed...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to barge leaking biodiesel

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to barge leaking biodiesel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a barge leaking biodiesel near mile marker 93 on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6 a.m. of the uninspected towing vessel Dixie Express with two loaded red flag barges moored at industrial locks when an underway vessel reportedly caused a wake that...

Coast Guard continues response to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard continues response to sunken towing vessel
NEW ORELANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its response to a sunken vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Sunday. The towing vessel, Vincent J. Eymard, has been located at mile marker 176.4 on the Lower Mississippi River. The waterway closure from mile marker 177 to 173 has been lifted. A waterway restriction has been issued from mile marker 175.9 to mile marker 176.9...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel
NEW ORELANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a capsized vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 p.m. that the towing vessel Vincent J Eymard capsized near mile marker 175 on the Lower Mississippi River. The crew departed the vessel onto the towing vessel Ellysa with no reported injuries. The...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near Grand Isle

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near Grand Isle
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard located and towed a vessel that became disabled near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue 32-foot vessel with one person aboard that didn’t arrive Tuesday as scheduled. Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for crewmembers of towing vessel Natalie Jean

Coast Guard suspends search for crewmembers of towing vessel Natalie Jean
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for two people who were aboard a vessel that sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Tuesday. Missing are Malon Dawsey and Karl Prince. Coast Guard crews and local agencies searched approximately 101 square nautical miles for over 43...