Coast Guard, state, local agencies rescue overdue boater near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, state, local agencies rescue overdue boater near Marsh Island
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office, rescued a male boater reported overdue near Marsh Island, Thursday. Rescued was Chad Woodburn, who was last known to be in the vicinity of Cypremort Point Vermillion Bay, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from...

A safer, cleaner tomorrow

A safer, cleaner tomorrow
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega MORGAN CITY, La. – Forget the mundane. This is a mission that is often synonymous with anonymous, as its agents and incidents can be difficult to record. Because, the worst case, end-of-the-world very thing that should have, could have or would have happened — did not. In the Coast Guard, an ounce of prevention is often worth a sound hose. Since...

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to loss of well control in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to loss of well control in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Tuesday. The Coast Guard and BSEE received a report from Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC that an oil and natural gas production...

Coast Guard hoists 3 from grounded boat near Halter Point

Coast Guard hoists 3 from grounded boat near Halter Point
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a man and two teenage boys from a grounded 18-foot boat in the vicinity of Halter Point, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the command duty officer for Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City reporting that Calvin Barrilleaux, his son and another boy were aboard an 18-foot bass boat had ran aground near Halter...

Coast Guard responds to report of downed helicopter

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a downed helicopter near Belle Isle, south of Morgan City, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a call at 9:11 a.m., that reported that a downed Robinson R44 helicopter, owned by Cenac Marine Services LLC, was on fire on Belle Isle. The helicopter reportedly departed the Houma-Terrebonne Airport after...

Coast Guard ends search in Houma Navigational Canal

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, for the mariner who was on a vessel that sank after a collision in the Houma Navigational Canal near Cocodrie, La., Wednesday. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office located and recovered the mariner’s body at approximately 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coast Guard crews searched for approximately 27 hours, covering more than 72...

Investigation determines Macondo 252 well head not leaking

NEW ORLEANS — Two remotely operated vehicles deployed to the Macondo 252 well head in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday, have confirmed there is no oil leaking from the well head. As part of the investigation into recent National Response Center reports of sheen observed in the vicinity of the source of last year’s BP oil spill, two ROVs were deployed from the Grant Candies at approximately 4:30...

Coast Guard takes action to keep commerce moving

MORGAN CITY, La – Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City are staffing the Atchafalaya Branch Incident Command Post, Tuesday, in response to the rising water levels in the Atchafalaya Basin. The Atchafalaya Branch ICP, under the direction of the branch director, Capt. Jonathan Burton, commanding officer, MSU Morgan City, stood up Saturday, May 14. The Atchafalaya branch operates...

Coast Guard responds to report of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to reports of pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notifications of possible pollution that varied in size and location. The largest sighting was described as a dark substance floating on and beneath the surface of the water stretching 100 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico...