Coast Guard responds to ship grounding near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to ship grounding near Cameron, Louisiana
The offshore supply vessel Miss Lynda ran aground off the West Cameron Jetties in Louisiana Feb. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CAMERON PARISH, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews are coordinating salvage efforts for a ship aground off the west Cameron Jetties Wednesday. At 7:20 a.m., Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur, Texas, personnel overheard that the 120-foot offshore supply vessel Miss Lynda, had...

New commander takes charge of Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles

New commander takes charge of Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Coast Guard Cmdr. Dan Cost relieves Cmdr. Monica L. Rochester during the change-of-command ceremony at the Lake Charles Civic Center, July 12, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ivan J. Barnes LAKE CHARLES, La. — Cmdr. Monica L. Rochester transferred command of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles to Cmdr. Dan Cost during a change-of-command ceremony...

Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles honors those lost during 9/11 attacks

Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles honors those lost during 9/11 attacks
The crew of Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles, La., remembers and honors those who suffered and died on 9/11, during a service at the local memorial on the Lakefront Promenade.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) LAKE CHARLES, La. — Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles gathered Friday at the local 9/11 Memorial on the Lakefront Promenade to honor and remember those lost in 2001. “It is...

Nation’s 13th busiest port receives new Coast Guard commander

Nation's 13th busiest port receives new Coast Guard commander
LAKE CHARLES, La. — The thirteenth busiest port by tonnage received a new commanding officer Thursday at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles. Cmdr. Monica L. Rochester, previously the chief of prevention at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, relieved Cmdr. Will E. Watson during a change-of-command ceremony at the Lake Charles Civic Center. “When I assumed command three years ago, I was so excited...

From the Bridge Wing 9-18-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-18-2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. AIR FORCE This Day in Coast Guard History: 1939 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt directed the enlistment of 2,000 new Coast Guardsmen and opened two new training stations. 1947 – The U.S. Air Force’s official birthday: the Air Force was created as a separate military service on this date.  The Air Force’s motto is: “Uno Ab Alto” (One Over...

New Coast Guard commander to lead Lake Charles unit

New Coast Guard commander to lead Lake Charles unit
LAKE CHARLES, La. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles will hold a change-of-command ceremony at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Thursday at 10 a.m. Lt. Cmdr. Robert C. Compher, who took command of Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in 2009, will be relieved of his duties and responsibilities by Cmdr. Will E. Watson. Watson has served as executive officer at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas...

Coast Guard continues to respond to solvent leak in Calcasieu Ship Channel

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Coast Guard continues to respond to a solvent leak south of the Calcasieu Ship Channel this morning. The source of the leak was determined to be xylene from the vessel Chembulk New Orleans, which is moored at the Citgo refinery just south of the I-210 bridge. The leak was secured at 4 a.m. Although the channel remains closed to recreational and deep draft traffic in the vicinity...

Coast Guard responds to solvent spill in the Calcasieu Ship Channel

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a solvent release in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, south of the I-210 bridge in Lake Charles, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles received the report of a potential Xylene spill south of the I-210 bridge at 3:15 p.m. A pollution investigation team has been dispatched to the scene to investigate and...

Coast Guard responds to ruptured pipeline near Cameron, La.

USCG file photoHOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues its response Thursday to the report of a ruptured condensate oil and natural gas pipeline near Cameron, La., received Wednesday by watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles. At approximately 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, the dredging barge Bayport reported that a 12-inch, condensate oil and natural gas pipeline was ruptured during a dredging...