Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
CAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday evening, for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron. Missing is Chet Cassell, a male in his mid 40s from Alexandria. Approximately 1,860 square miles have been searched over two days, including 14 aircraft searches and 11 surface searches. Air assets involved in the search included a Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard assets searched 3,753 square nautical miles for approximately 98 hours for a missing person in the water who was aboard the tug vessel Crosby Commander. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft...

Coast Guard rescues people aboard vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues people aboard vessel taking on water
The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, May 4, 2017. (courtesy photo by U.S. Coast Guard) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 1:04 a.m. reporting a fishing vessel, which grounded on a reef with two people...

Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill rescues 2 from capsized tub boat

Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill rescues 2 from capsized tub boat
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a capsized tugboat two miles east of Baptiste Collette, Tuesday. At 2:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were contacted by handheld radio from a crewmember aboard the tugboat Katlynn Necole, stating that the vessel was taking on water. Watchstanders directed the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill and crew to respond. The crewboat...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel
The Coast Guard medevacs a man from a fishing vessel about 30 miles northeast of Venice, LA. VENICE, La. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man from a fishing vessel about 30 miles northeast of Venice, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call about a man having chest pain and was in and out of consciousness around 3:30 p.m. Watchstanders directed the Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill wins 8th Coast Guard District Admiral’s Cup trophy

Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill wins 8th Coast Guard District Admiral's Cup trophy
NEW ORLEANS — The crew of the Gulfport, Mississippi-based Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill won the Admiral’s Cup trophy during the 2014 Patrol Boat Round-up, Thursday. “The Patrol Boat Round-up brings these far-flung ships where they can learn from each other, perform critical training and maintenance for a reduced travel cost, and engage in friendly competition,” said Capt. Joe Hester,...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel amidst stormy conditions

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel amidst stormy conditions
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued three people Friday, in very blustery conditions, when their vessel began taking on water in Mexican waters. At 8:50 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard received a report that a 67-foot pleasure craft, the Ebenezer, with three men aboard was disabled and requested assistance. The Ebenezer was adrift approximately 12 miles offshore from the Rio Grande,...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing crewmembers in the vicinity of Lonesome Bayou at approximately 12 p.m., Thursday. Coast Guard crews searched a 13,451 square-mile area for more than 130 hours in an effort to locate the two missing fishermen. Coast Guard resources used in the search effort: • The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Razorbill and Stingray; var _bos...