Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted a vessel taking on water at Palmetto Bayou, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9:00 a.m. of a 12-foot aluminum boat, with three people onboard, that was disabled and taking on water over its bow. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew....

Coast Guard escorts vessel safely to port

Coast Guard escorts vessel safely to port
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard safely escorted a vessel to shore that was taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew oversaw the safe return of an 85-foot fishing vessel with three people aboard to Lynn Drydock in Amelia, Louisiana, at 8:09 a.m. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront

Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies have collected all visible mercury near the Berwick waterfront, Tuesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received a report of less then one cup of silver liquid, resembling mercury inside the levee wall, Monday. MSU Morgan City, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with local police and fire departments...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Vermilion Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Vermilion and Iberia Parish Sheriff Offices are searching for a missing boater in Vermilion Bay, Thursday. The missing boater is a 76-year-old male, described as Caucasian and having red hair, and blue eyes, wearing a blue button-up shirt, jeans, brown shoes and a brown hat. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received...

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Louisiana, March, 29, 2016. Over 3,000 ft. of hard boom has been placed to contain the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Environmental Protection Agency and PSC Industrial Outsourcing continue to respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Tuesday. An...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies responded to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Monday evening. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received call, around 8 p.m., from PSC Industrial Outsourcing reporting an unknown amount of crude oil spilled into Bayou Teche. The reporting source stated a tank was being filled with crude oil when the incident occurred. The...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken fishing vessel

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken fishing vessel
MORGAN CITY, La. – The Coast Guard rescued three individuals from a 75-foot fishing vessel that sank approximately 12 miles southwest of Point Au Fer in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified by a passing helicopter of a fishing vessel sinking with two life-rafts in the water. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City 29-foot...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Charenton Canal, Charenton, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified the towing vessel Mrs. Baye sank in the middle of the Charenton Canal at approximately 5:30 a.m. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City Captain of the Port David McClellan has closed the canal to commercial...

Coast Guard Station New Orleans Prepares and Presents Boat Crew College

Coast Guard Station New Orleans Prepares and Presents Boat Crew College
NEW ORLEANS – Always being ready is the lifeblood running through the veins of the United States Coast Guard. Priding themselves on being the best trained in many maritime evolutions, Coast Guard members are ready to respond with utmost flexibility and proficiency in the face of challenge. With time, elders pass the experience, knowledge and service traditions to new generations. In the Coast...