Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division reports the in-situ burn was conducted Friday from 12 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Air monitoring was conducted and the results showed no level of concern. The IMD is scheduled...

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell Enchilada platform was on fire approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. There were 46 crewmembers reported aboard...

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response
U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water on their flat-bottom boats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an additional 14 people and assisted other agencies in rescuing another 435 in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area Sunday night. Coast Guard assets...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Charenton Canal, Charenton, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified the towing vessel Mrs. Baye sank in the middle of the Charenton Canal at approximately 5:30 a.m. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City Captain of the Port David McClellan has closed the canal to commercial...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Westwego, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing boater whose vessel was discovered adrift and unmanned this morning in Bayou Sengette near Westwego, La.

One killed, one hurt after workboat collides with barge

HoumaToday reports that: LAROSE — One person is dead and another inhured after a workboat collided with a barge in a canal off the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Larose, Coast Guard officials confirm. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. when the boat, described as a small crewboat named “Washington” struck a barge believed to have been stationary, according to preliminary information...