Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Sally, pre-stage response teams

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Sally, pre-stage response teams
Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River readies supplies in preparation for Hurricane Sally in Hattiesburg, Miss., September 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews in the Gulf Coast region continue to monitor Hurricane Sally and pre-stage response crews and equipment Tuesday. Aircraft, boats and personnel are...

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter arrives from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, September 14, 2020.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region spent Monday preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Sally. Coast Guard assets across the region were repositioned and pre-staged...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Blake E. Welborn passes on his duties as the commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Houma to Capt. Jerrel “Wade” Russell during a change of command ceremony in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2019.   (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUMA, La. — Capt. Blake E. Welborn passed on his duties as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma, Louisiana, to Capt. Jerrel “Wade”...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Galliano, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Galliano, Louisiana
A pollution response team from Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma lowers a drum skimmer in response to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano, Louisiana, May 26, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Houma) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano,...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 15 people from lift boat

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 15 people from lift boat
liftboat Ram XVIII NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritan vessels assisted in the rescue of 15 people from a lift boat near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:16 a.m. from the 134-foot liftboat, Ram XVIII, that it was taking on water approximately 23 nautical miles west of Southwest Pass, Louisiana with 15...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to crude oil spill in Bay Jacques, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to crude oil spill in Bay Jacques, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a crude oil spill in Bay Jacques, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma watchstanders received notification from Summit Oil and Gas, LLC at 11:54 a.m. that a crude oil storage tank located in Bay Jacques developed a leak and caused an estimated 4,200 gallons of Louisiana crude oil to discharge, Tuesday. Tuesday,...

Coast Guard responds to barge break away

Coast Guard responds to barge break away
New Orleans – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge grounding on the Intracoastal Waterway near Houma, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:10 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel Native Dancer’s lead starboard barge allided with a concrete barrier on the Intracoastal Waterway near mile marker 57.5. Six barges broke loose. The waterway is closed in...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Units Morgan City and Houma hold change of command

Coast Guard Marine Safety Units Morgan City and Houma hold change of command
Capt. Blake Welborn relieved Cdr. Gretchen Bailey as commander of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma and Cdr. Heather Mattern relieved Capt. Blake Welborn as commander of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City in an official change-of-command ceremony, June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW ORLEANS –Capt. Blake Welborn relieved Cdr. Gretchen Bailey as commander of Coast Guard Marine Safety...