Coast Guard continues response to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard continues response to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Response operations continue for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Thursday. The Coast Guard is conducting a full investigation of the incident to determine the cause of the incident. No conclusions have been drawn at this time. Personnel from T&T Salvage aboard the Todd Michael spud barge are on scene for cooling operations...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Responders continued to monitor and prepare salvage, firefighting and pollution contingencies for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Wednesday. The fire reportedly has reduced in size by approximately 30 percent, and there are no reports of oil in the water. Visual imagery intially indicated potential pockets of crude oil; however,...

Coast Guard responds to report of downed helicopter

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a downed helicopter near Belle Isle, south of Morgan City, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a call at 9:11 a.m., that reported that a downed Robinson R44 helicopter, owned by Cenac Marine Services LLC, was on fire on Belle Isle. The helicopter reportedly departed the Houma-Terrebonne Airport after...