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,...

Coast Guard completes escort of cruise ship Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard completes escort of cruise ship Carnival Triumph
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard escorted the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Ship Terminal in Mobile Thursday evening. The tug vessel Roland Falgout and four assist tugs towed the Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Terminal following more than a 100-hour voyage from Cozumel, Mexico to Mobile. Resources used to assist the Triumph: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs 1, continues escort for Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard medevacs 1, continues escort for Carnival Triumph
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard medevaced a female passenger from the disabled Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon. A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew medevaced a female passenger who reportedly suffered a stroke and transported her to Dauphin Island to meet emergency medical services. At approximately 12:30 p.m. the tug vessel Resolve Pioneer reported a broken...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday. A lightering and salvage plan has been approved and multiple response crews have been dispatched to begin removing oil from the damaged barge. Response crews have deployed 2,800-feet of boom to contain the source of the oil leak. Skimming vessels...

Coast Guard continues response to report of crude oil in Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to report of crude oil in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Monday. Tank soundings indicated that the barge is still leaking product into the waterway. Containment boom has been deployed around the area at the leak and skimmers are being used to recover product. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi...

Search continues for 3 crewmembers from downed helicopter, names released of those involved

c The search has been ongoing since Tuesday when communications with the crew of the MH-65C were lost during a training flight over Mobile Bay. Rescue crews who arrived on scene immediately recovered a crewmember who was later declared deceased. Deceased is Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Missing are Petty...

Coast Guard conducts pollution response training in Pensacola Bay

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted pollution response training for the deployment of the Spilled Oil Recovery System, Wednesday, in Pensacola Bay. Members from the Eighth Coast Guard District Response Advisory Team, Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team and Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Mobile, for the...