Coast Guard responds to oil spill from freighter near Venice, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and O’Brien’s Response Management are responding to oil which is leaking from the motor vessel Pac Alkaid, which is anchored 10 miles southeast of Southwest Pass near Venice, La. The Pac Alkaid reported the discharge to the Coast Guard at approximately 2 a.m. Friday, when it was anchored five miles southeast of Southwest Pass. Winds and currents pushed the...

Coast Guard medevacs woman 300 miles south of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship approximately 300 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday.

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.

Coast Guard rescues two near Chicago

CHICAGO—The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people, a male and female, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Saturday, after their vessel capsized in Calumet Harbor, Ill.

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision, drifting and sunk barges

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is responding to a report of 13 drifting and two sunken barges as a result of a bridge allision with the Poplar St. Bridge on the Mississippi River, Saturday.

Oil Spill Cleanup Operations Continue Today in the San Francisco Bay

Alameda, Calif. – Cleanup operations continue today in response to yesterday’s oil spill in San Francisco Bay. The spill is estimated to be between 400 and 800 gallons.

Shoreline Fishing Activity Suspended in Response to Dubai Star Oil Spill

Alameda, Calif. – In response to Friday’s San Francisco Bay oil spill, the California Department of Fish and Game, upon recommendation of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), has suspended fishing and shellfish harvesting in the areas affected by the oil. The suspension will remain in effect at least until state health officials have determined that fishing can...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken tug in Mobile Bay

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard has rescued three people after the 70-foot tug boat they were aboard sank in Mobile Bay, Saturday.

Coast Guard recovers body of one pilot from downed Navy T-34 training aircraft

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard recovered the body of one pilot from a Navy T-34 training aircraft, Friday, and continues searching for the second pilot, this morning.