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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Crews and aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans,...

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. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

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...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog after vessel sinks in South Pass

USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three Belle Chasse natives and their dog after their fishing vessel sank near South Pass, in the Mississippi River Delta. Rescued were Marvin DuWayne, 25, Marvin Parker, 57, Samuel Moran, 34, and a pit bull puppy. At approximately 6:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a mayday broadcast from a mariner stating...