Coast Guard responds to downed helicopter 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay

Coast Guard responds to downed helicopter 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a downed civilian helicopter with two people aboard, 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report at 2:40 p.m. of a downed helicopter, Bell model 206-L4, containing two people aboard near South Timbalier Block 317. Crewmembers on the rig deployed a life raft and reported the aircraft...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue diver 55 miles off Grand Isle

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue diver 55 miles off Grand Isle
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an overdue diver 55 miles offshore Grand Isle, Monday. Missing is Tim Raines, 56. At approximately 10:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a relay on VHF-FM radio from the vessel Early Life Crisis reporting a diver who was overdue by 30 minutes. Since the search commenced Saturday evening, the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing kayaker in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, Friday. Missing is Eric Richards, 32. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that Richards was overdue on a kayak fishing trip. Richards had set out on his fishing trip Monday morning. When Richards did not show up for...

Multiple Coast Guard units searching for missing kayaker in Gulf of Mexico

Multiple Coast Guard units searching for missing kayaker in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kayaker in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, Wednesday. Missing is Eric Richards, 32. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that Richards was overdue on a kayak fishing trip. Richards had set out on his fishing trip Monday morning. When Richards did not show up for work Tuesday,...

Coast Guard medevacs 13 people near Plaquemines Parish after boat collision

Coast Guard medevacs 13 people near Plaquemines Parish after boat collision
NEW ORLEANS — Two Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews medevaced 13 people involved in a boat collision near Buras, La., Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report that two 30-foot vessels collided near mile marker 21 on the Mississippi River injuring 19 people. Watchstanders directed the launch of the two rescue crews and the Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Southwest Pass

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing fisherman, Thursday, offshore Southwest Pass in East Bay. Missing is Mark Hansel. Coast Guard crews searched for 50 hours, covering 1,181 square nautical miles, in an effort to locate Hansel. Crews and aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Station Venice and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon assisted...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Southwest Pass

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman reported missing, Tuesday, offshore Southwest Pass in East Bay. Missing is Mark Hansel. At approximately12:30 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF-FM radio from the Captain of the fishing vessel, Ireland, that a crewmember had fallen overboard and was not wearing a life jacket. Currently...

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 rescues 2 after oil platform fire

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded with multiple air and sea assets on Sunday to reports that an oil production platform caught fire approximately 50 miles off Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico– rescuing the two individuals who were on board the platform at the time of the fire. An MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans hoisted the two men...