Coast Guard suspends search for possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard suspends search for possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Thursday. A 29-foot response boat-small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans reported that they observed no signs of a vehicle going in Lake Pontchartrain as a result of a multiple car accident on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Thursday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from a multiple car accident at approximately mile marker three of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge on the southbound lanes, Thursday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Police Department at 3:48 a.m. after a...

Coast Guard rescues four men from disabled boat

Coast Guard rescues four men from disabled boat
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four men from a disabled boat in Drum Bay, Louisiana,Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans received a report of a disabled vessel in Drum Bay with four men aboard at approximately 10:04 p.m. After losing communications with the boat, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65...

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed

Venice, Louisiana oil spill cleanup completed
Cleanup of an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana has been completed. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reports that clean-up operations for an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, that occurred March 21 have been completed, Wednesday. Hilcorp Energy reported that the source of the oil discharge...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Venice, Louisiana
The Coast Guard oversees the response to an oil spill from an abandoned wellhead near Venice, Louisiana, March 21, 2017.  (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a natural gas and crude oil discharge from an abandoned wellhead owned by Hilcorp Energy near mile marker 10 on the Lower Mississippi River, southwest of Venice,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from supply vessel

Coast Guard medevacs man from supply vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man from an offshore supply vessel approximately 45 nautical miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the OSV Isabella Rose at about 11 a.m. of a deckhand complaining of chest pains and abdominal discomfort. Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard and local agencies conclude search for missing person

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard concluded the search for a missing hunter after he was located in the vicinity of the Atchafalaya River Basin, Monday. Local search parties located the man at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officers from St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office then transported the man to emergency medical services. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified by the Iberia...

Coast Guard and local agencies search for missing person

Coast Guard and local agencies search for missing person
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assists in the search for a missing hunter in the vicinity of the Atchafalaya River Basin, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified by the Iberia Perish Sheriff’s Office at 12:58 p.m. that a male hunter was missing from Dog House Camp on the Atchafalaya River. At the request of Iberia Parish Sherriff’s office the watchstanders directed...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Convent, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Convent, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended their search for a person in the water in vicinity of Convent, Louisiana, Thursday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified by Customs and Border Protection at 8:30 a.m. that a 35 year-old male Chinese national was missing from the motor vessel BBG Bright. Coast Guard crews searched eight miles of the Lower Mississippi River for approximately...