Coast Guard medevacs 55-year-old from Port Sulphur clinic

Coast Guard medevacs 55-year-old from Port Sulphur clinic
NEW ORLEANS — A 55-year-old man was medevaced from a clinic in Port Sulphur affected by Tropical Storm Isaac, Tuesday afternoon. Orson Lincoln, residence unknown, was reportedly suffering from congestive heart failure combined with deteriorating vital signs when the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office requested assistance after there were no other resources available to provide immediate transport. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues husband, wife and two dogs stranded by Tropical Storm Isaac

Coast Guard rescues husband, wife and two dogs stranded by Tropical Storm Isaac
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted residents in a flooded house in LaPlace, Wednesday, due to Tropical Storm Isaac. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew hoisted and transported a husband, wife and their two dogs to Air Station New Orleans. The family and their pets reported no injuries or medical concerns. “The husband and wife and their two dogs were...

Coast Guard conducts search, rescue for Tropical Storm Isaac

Coast Guard conducts search, rescue for Tropical Storm Isaac
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard deployed aircraft and crews, Wednesday, to assist three people in distress in southeastern Louisiana due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report of two people and their two dogs inside a flooded house in LaPlace at 12:13 a.m., and one man aboard a house barge near Lake Catherine that became adrift at...

Coast Guard mobilizes as Tropical Storm Isaac continues to impact Gulf Coast

Coast Guard mobilizes as Tropical Storm Isaac continues to impact Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has mobilized resources and personnel to repond to people in distress for Tropical Storm Isaac. Aircraft, prepositioned out of harm’s way prior to the storm, are en route to southeastern Louisiana and affected areas to conduct search-and-rescue operations and then assess the status of ports and waterways. The Coast Guard has also deployed aircraft from Pensacola,...

Miami area ports reopen as Tropical Storm Isaac heads north

Miami area ports reopen as Tropical Storm Isaac heads north
MIAMI – Effective 10 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Chris Scraba, reopened the Port of Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all remaining terminals and facilities, to commercial and recreational vessel traffic due to Tropical Storm Isaac no longer affecting the area with sustained gale force winds. Vessels may now enter or transit within...

Coast Guard aircrews search for missing jet skier as Isaac approaches

Coast Guard aircrews search for missing jet skier as Isaac approaches
MOBILE, Ala. – Coast Guard aircrews from Aviation Training Center Mobile are searching for a missing 47-year-old male jet skier off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., Tuesday. Coast Guard crewmembers at Station Pensacola received the initial report from the wife of the missing man at approximately 8:30 p.m., Monday, stating that her husband was due to return home at 7:30 p.m., but hadn’t arrived. ATC...

The Port of Key West reopens to commercial and recreational traffic

The Port of Key West reopens to commercial and recreational traffic
MIAMI – Effective 3 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Aylwyn Young, reopened the Port of Key West, Fla., to commercial and recreational vessel traffic due to Tropical Storm Isaac no longer expecting to affect the Florida Keys with sustained gale force winds. Vessels may now enter or transit within the Florida Keys and the Port of Key West. The Florida Keys are currently under a small...

Captain of the Port decreases Port Condition to modified YANKEE, in South Florida

Captain of the Port decreases Port Condition to modified YANKEE, in South Florida
MIAMI — Effective 9 a.m. Monday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Chris Scraba, changed port conditions for the Port of Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach to modified YANKEE during post storm assessment of all maritime facilities, waterways and bridges in South Florida. Post-storm survey teams led by the Army Corps of Engineers, Biscayne Bay Pilots Association, Port...

Coast Guard sets normal port conditions for Tampa

Coast Guard sets normal port conditions for Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. — Capt. Sheryl Dickinson, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, re-opened the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Manatee at 1 p.m. Monday, following Tropical Storm Isaac. Established federal security zones set in conjunction with the Republican National Convention remain in place. They took effect Aug. 25 at 12:01 p.m. and will remain in place until Aug. 31 at 1 a.m. The COTP is working...