Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel west of Chandeleur Island

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel west of Chandeleur Island
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 24-year-old man from a fishing vessel 10 miles west of Chandeleur Island, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4:05 p.m. of a man suffering from asthma-like symptoms. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New...

Coast Guard rescues person in the water near Barataria Bay

Coast Guard rescues person in the water near Barataria Bay
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man in the water north of Barataria Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from a Plaquemines Parish Marine unit at 3:17 a.m. of a man who had fallen from a 20-foot center console boat into the water. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water after the man’s body was recovered in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries of a missing person, Lawrence Guimont, matching the description of the reported person in the water. Guimont’s...

Coast Guard searches for possible person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard searches for possible person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain
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 in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:50 a.m. from St. Tammany Sheriff’s office of a person in Lake Pontchartrain seen on the west side...

Coast Guard medevacs 26-year-old from cruise ship Carnival Dream

Coast Guard medevacs 26-year-old from cruise ship Carnival Dream
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man suffering from a reported seizure aboard the cruise ship Carnival Dream near Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received the report at 7:17 p.m. while the Carnival Dream was transiting south on the Mississippi...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Venice, Louisiana
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel in Brenton Sound at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Canal, Sunday. Coast Guard District Eight received a report at 3:34 p.m. of two people on a 19-foot disabled fishing vessel in Brenton Sound. One of the boaters was diabetic, and both boaters’ cell phones were low on battery power. Coast Guard...

Sector New Orleans performs 15 search and rescue cases, assists 24 people over weekend

Sector New Orleans performs 15 search and rescue cases, assists 24 people over weekend
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS — Rough conditions across Louisiana over the weekend kept crews from the Coast Guard busy over the weekend, as 24 people were assisted or rescued in 15 separate incidents. Local Sheriff’s Offices within St. Tammany, Plaquemine, and St Bernard Parishes were essential in assisting Coast Guard Sector New Orleans respond to the multitude of disabled boaters within...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water northeast of Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water northeast of Venice, Louisiana
US Coast Guard File PhotoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a vessel taking on water approximately 18 miles northeast of Venice, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 12:06 p.m. Saturday of a vessel with six people aboard taking on water near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard watchstanders directed the launch of a Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Triumph
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man from a cruise ship in Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph at 12:30 p.m. Friday for a medevac of a man experiencing a gastrointestinal condition. Coast Guard watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...