Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 12 people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first call for assistance at 4:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew,...

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry
Members at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans preparing their assets to respond to Tropical Storm Barry, July 12, 2019. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Barry continues to move inland, Friday. Personnel in the Eighth Coast Guard District are pre-staging assets in safe and nearby locations to prepare...

Response continues for the Port Sulphur well discharge

Response continues for the Port Sulphur well discharge
A Unified Command continues to respond to a well that discharged a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, December 12, 2018. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Cardwell, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office and Hilcorp Energy continues to respond to a well that discharged...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue Horry County residents from flood waters

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue Horry County residents from flood waters
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team rescue an elderly couple after floodwaters from the Waccamaw River took over their apartment complex in Horry County, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team crews used shallow-water response boats to conduct rescue operations Wednesday...

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division reports the in-situ burn was conducted Friday from 12 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Air monitoring was conducted and the results showed no level of concern. The IMD is scheduled...

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts
Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Weatherly, a member of the Atlantic Strike Team, assists with search and rescue efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) MOBILE, Ala. — Located at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, the Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team, along with other members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force, are playing an integral role in...

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn

East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command to conduct in-situ burn
MORGAN CITY, La. – The East Wax Lake Spill Unified Command will be conducting an in-situ burn on a section of marsh affected by 1,050 gallons of oil near Belle Isle, St. Mary’s Parish, July 25. In-situ burning is the process of burning oil on the water. Any burn operation includes careful air monitoring to ensure smoke or residue resulting from the burn does not adversely impact people or wildlife. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Soto. Training. For some people, the word evokes images of classroom time or slideshow presentations. Others may visualize physically demanding on-the-job and in-the-field experiences. Coast Guardsmen throughout the service are frequently involved in both types of training sessions. The scenarios of these training sessions can be to simulate actual...

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,...