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...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is enforcing a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of Bayou Chene while the Army Corps of Engineers sink a barge near Morgan City, Louisiana, Wednesday. The safety zone will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Thursday. All mariners shall keep a minimum distance of 2 nautical miles within Bayou Chene Light – 4. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 30 miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. of the fishing vessel Miss Quynh Chi II taking on water south of Point Au Fer. Sector wachstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to an oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:30 a.m., that approximately 1,260 gallons of oil spilled from a flow line at an oil production facility into the wetlands adjacent to White Lake. The responsible party is Peak Operating Company. Environmental...

Coast Guard rescues man who had fallen overboard

Coast Guard rescues man who had fallen overboard
The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his vessel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Louisiana, November 20, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his vessel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification Monday from a...