Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City held a change of command ceremony June 26, 2020. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ben P. Russell assumed the responsibilities of commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Morgan City from Cmdr. Heather Mattern. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City held a change of command ceremony Friday. During the...

Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana, to vessel traffic after salvage operations were completed, Friday. “We have been grateful for the patience, understanding, and cooperative spirit of our industry partners as we all work to resolve this unfortunate event as quickly as possible,” said Cmdr. Heather Mattern, commanding officer, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations as ICW remains closed

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations as ICW remains closed
The Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage operations Thursday involving the rock barge, ACL 01700, which sank after a grounding on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Mile Marker 99 in Berwick, Louisiana. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage operations Thursday involving the rock barge, ACL 01700, which sank...

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City’s marine inspections team and investigations team respond to a report of a towing vessel that ran aground on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 99, near Berwick, Louisiana, February 3, 2020. The towing vessel company has hired a salvage company to assist the salvage of the barge. (Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast...

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn near Delta Farms, Louisiana

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn near Delta Farms, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to oversee an in-situ burn for a crude oil discharge in Delta Farms, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Marine Safety Unit Houma received the initial report of the oil discharge in an unnamed canal southwest of Bayou Perot at 1:30 p.m. on November 9th. The source of the spill was determined to be from a flowline owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard crews spent over 29 hours onscene and searched more than 1,560 square-nautical miles over the course of three days but were unable to locate the man. “Our condolences go out to the family,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and rescue mission...

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from St. Mary Sheriff’s Department at 8:35 p.m. Thursday of an overdue 17-foot Boston Whaler. The vessel...

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 rescues people in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues people in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are rescuing people in flooded areas on Island Road in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an initial report at approximately 4:30 a.m. of 12 people in distress due to flooding in the residential area of Island Road in...