Coast Guard Intercepts 2nd Mexican Fishing Crew in 4 Days

Coast Guard Intercepts 2nd Mexican Fishing Crew in 4 Days
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard once again interdicted a lancha with Mexican fishing crew in U.S. waters Monday. On Monday afternoon while conducting a routine patrol an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew spotted four people aboard a 25-foot lancha approximately 30 miles off South Padre Island and 18 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. The aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus...

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to oversee Walter Oil & Gas Corporation’s response efforts to secure the natural gas well and extinguish the subsequent fire that started after the operator’s loss of well control yesterday morning. Both BSEE and Coast Guard conducted overflights this morning to assess the...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an aircraft reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 52 hours, covering approximately 5,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a single-engine Piper PA28 aircraft. The Coast Guard launched the search Monday after receiving a report that the aircraft had departed Jack Edwards Airport...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues the search for an aircraft, Tuesday, reported overdue 40 miles southeast of Venice in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday. Searching are: A U.S. Air Force HC-130 aircraft and crew from Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.; An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.; var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({...

Coast Guard, state and local agencies search for overdue boater

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a 47-year-old man, who reportedly did not return home after fishing with two other men, in the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of South Point Marsh Island. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an overdue vessel report from Michelle Bergeron at approximately 5 p.m., April 29, 2011, reporting that her husband, Barron Bergeron and two other men, Jory Bourque...

Coast Guard responds to report of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to reports of pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notifications of possible pollution that varied in size and location. The largest sighting was described as a dark substance floating on and beneath the surface of the water stretching 100 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico...

Coast Guard responds to reports of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to reports of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first notification at 9:34 a.m., reporting a three-mile-long rainbow sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. Two more reports followed, the last one reporting a sheen that extended from six miles off the coast of Grand Isle to 100 miles out into the Gulf...

Coast Guard medevacs 4 after plane crash

USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard medevaced four people, Saturday, after their plane went down 170 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Rescued were Gary Intravia, from Mandeville, La., Kelly McHugh, from Madisonville, La., Ken Ross and Greg Drude, from Hammond, La. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center received a report at approximately 2:20 p.m., from...