Mississippi River Patrol After Hurricane Gustav Left New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS- Boat crews from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans conduct the first waterway patrols after Hurricane Gustav on the Mississippi River near downtown, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. The crews assessed damage from Gustav by looking for pollution, sunken vessels, any hazards to navigation and verifying the location of navigational markers and buoys. The teams reported their findings to the sector to help evaluate when the river could be re-opened to vessel traffic.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Etta Smith

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