Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 30 miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. of the fishing vessel Miss Quynh Chi II taking on water south of Point...

Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel

Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded the search for an overdue vessel with two people aboard, Tuesday. The boaters were located clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel by a good Samaritan vessel, Lady Tierny, approximately 18 miles south-southeast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Lady Tierny transported the survivors to emergency medical services...

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic from disabled vessel

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic from disabled vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a diabetic man and two others from a disabled vessel near New Orleans, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a phone call from a man stating that his 18-foot Boston Whaler had become disabled with three people aboard, including a diabetic who did not have any...

Coast Guard searching for overdue vessel in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard searching for overdue vessel in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel with two people aboard, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that a 23-foot white Mako commercial fishing vessel with two people on board, last known to be approximately 10 miles west of the Southwest Pass jetties in the Gulf of Mexico, did not return when...

Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded its response to an oil spill at mile marker 145 on the Mississippi River near Mt. Airy, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pin Oaks Terminal. Coast...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to oil spill on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil spill near mile marker 145 of the lower Mississippi River, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pine Oaks Terminal. ES&H, an...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to an oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:30 a.m., that approximately 1,260 gallons of oil spilled from a flow line at an oil production facility into the wetlands adjacent to White Lake. The responsible party is Peak Operating Company. Environmental...

Coast Guard ends search for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard ends search for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water after the body was recovered in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office marine unit recovered the deceased driver at 5 p.m. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:52 a.m. from Causeway Bridge authorities regarding a vehicle in the water...

Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Pontchartrain after vehicle enters water

Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Pontchartrain after vehicle enters water
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after reports of a vehicle going over the Causeway Bridge at mile marker 12 into Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:52 a.m. from Causeway...