Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the waterway closure on the Mississippi River from mile marker 224.5 to mile marker 226 after a vessel sank near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge incident management team confirmed an oil sheen in the water. There is a reported potential of 18,500 gallons of fuel aboard the Michelle Anne. An unknown amount of oil...

Coast Guard issues waterway restriction after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard issues waterway restriction after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard issued a waterway restriction after a vessel sank on the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the Michelle Ann escaped...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Friday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 46 square miles for 18 hours for a man who fell off a vessel into the Mississippi River Thursday. Involved in the search were: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A response...

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel
The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, and ES&H are overseeing the removal of oil left in the remaining tank at the Berry Lake oil production platform response near Bayou Sorrel, March 18, 2016.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office,...

Coast Guard responds to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

Coast Guard responds to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel
The Coast Guard, with state and local partners, are responding to an oil production platform fire in Bayou Sorrel, Louisiana, March 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge) NEW ORLEANS –The Coast Guard, state and local agencies continue to respond to an oil production platform fire near Bayou Sorrel, Tuesday. The max potential of crude oil between the two storage...

Mysterious haze temporarily closes portion of Mississippi River

Mysterious haze temporarily closes portion of Mississippi River
BATON ROUGE, La. —The Coast Guard temporarily closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 205 to 215 near Plaquemine Point due to an unknown white haze, Friday morning Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge received notifications about the haze at 9 a.m. The Coast Guard, in conjunction with several first responders including local parish fire departments, Louisiana Department...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoer along Mississippi River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoer along Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Kevin “Rooster” Guy along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Monday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans searched for Mr. Guy with a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge response boat crew. The rescue crews searched for four hours covering more than...

Coast Guard searching for missing canoer along Mississippi River

Coast Guard searching for missing canoer along Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing canoer along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Monday. Missing is, Kevin “Rooster” Guy, last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans and having a “mullet” type hair style. Guy was reported to have been working at a concert in East Baton Rouge and was last seen by one of the band members at around 11:30 p.m., Friday. He told the band...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil discharge on the Mississippi River near the Interstate 10 bridge in Baton Rouge, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification Thursday at 8:53 p.m. from the National Response Center reporting at approximately 7:50 p.m. two barges were at a transfer station near the bridge on the Mississippi River....