Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in response to a vessel taking on water near Bayou Bienvenue, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 12 p.m. of a 16-foot vessel taking on water with three people aboard. Sector New Orleans watchstanders directed the launch of a Special...

Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man from barge

Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man from barge
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a 60-year-old man who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms approximately 4 nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, April 18, 2017. Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man four nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 260 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 11:36 a.m. of a 52-year-old female aboard the cruise ship Carnival Valor in need of a medevac. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Southwest Pass, La.

Coast Guard medevacs man near Southwest Pass, La.
USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the Fairway Anchorage at Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:30 a.m. of a 28-year-old man who was experiencing difficulty breathing. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 1:00 p.m. The boatcrew arrived on scene...

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,...