Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Crewmembers from MODU Deepwater Horizon

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Coast Guard continues the search for 11 missing crewmembers from the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon.

Response Continues to Oil Rig Fire

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Coast Guard continues the search for 11 missing crewmembers from the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon.

Coast Guard to hold joint press conference regarding oil drilling platform fire

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Secretary for the Department of the Interior, BP, and Transocean will be holding a press conference to discuss ongoing operations surrounding the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) explosion, fire, investigation, SAR (search and rescue), and pollution response at 3:00 PM Central Time.

Coast Guard responding to oil drilling platform fire

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes, and cutters are responding to an explosion and fire aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) approximately 52 miles Southeast of Venice. Watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard District Eight command center here received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday of an explosion and fire aboard the MODU Deepwater Horizon. Reports...

Good Samaritan locates missing boaters near Horn Island

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan tanker vessel worked together to rescue two men who became lost at sea while towing a sailing vessel to Ocean Springs, Miss., Thursday.

Search continues for missing woman from cruise ship

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard continues its search for a 50-year-old woman who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship approximately 75 miles south southwest of Pensacola, Fla., late Monday.

Coast Guard searching for woman missing from cruise ship

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old woman who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship approximately 75 miles south southwest of Pensacola, Fla., Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from the Carnival cruise ship Holiday at 12:04 a.m. reporting that a 50-year-old woman went overboard. Assets currently searching: Coast Guard Cutter Cobia, homeported in...

Indiana man pleads guilty to search and rescue hoax

NEW ORLEANS — Marcus Schrenker, 38, of McCordsville, Indiana pled guilty today in the Northern District of Florida of making a fake distress call and intentionally crashing a plane. The U.S. Coast Guard had Schrenker indicted on Jan. 14, 2009 with communicating a false distress message and willfully destroying or wrecking an aircraft. Special agents from the Coast Guard Investigative Service field...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Mississippi boater

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search a 4:15 p.m. today, for a boater who went missing after his 21-foot pleasure craft capsized with five people aboard, Monday, in Dog Keys Pass, approximately three miles west of Horn Island, Miss.