Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local partners are monitoring cleanup efforts following an oil spill near Breton Sound, Sunday. A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating, Inc., was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 6:29 p.m. Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil from the platform. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men near Southwest Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 men near Southwest Pass, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 7 a.m. from the motor vessel Master Dylan that the Leesure Ours, a 33-foot pleasure craft, was flashing a SOS light. The vessel had two men on board and was stuck on a pipeline owned by Tennessee Gas Pipeline since approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men from their vessel near Galveston, Texas, Saturday night. At 8:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders received a request from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders after a 911 call was received from a boater reporting that his 22-foot pleasure craft had become disabled and stranded on rocks near Bird Island in Galveston Bay. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescued three overdue boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana, May 25, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three overdue boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of three overdue boaters on a 20-foot commercial shrimping vessel from Rollover...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Grand Isle

Coast Guard medevacs man near Grand Isle
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 1 nautical mile from Grand Isle, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the fishing vessel Angela Marie that a 41-year-old male was suffering from a fractured foot. Watchstanders directed the...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to allision in New Orleans

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to allision in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responded to an allision at Mardi Gras World Wharf, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 6:50 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel Steve Richoux allided with Mardi Gras World Wharf. There have been no reports of injuries, pollution, or effects to vessel traffic in the area. An investigator from Sector New...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:33 a.m. from a good Samaritan that two men were found on the beach at South Pass after their vessel capsized. A survivor reported that a 60-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs 5 injured boaters

Coast Guard medevacs 5 injured boaters
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced five injured boaters 23 nautical miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a Mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 12:03 a.m. from a boater stating they had struck a decommissioned rig and multiple persons on board had suffered...