Coast Guard begins pollution recovery operations in Charenton Navigational Canal

MORGAN CITY, La. – The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it has accessed the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for costs associated with the pollution recovery operations resulting from the sinking of a Mobil Inland Drilling Unit that sank in the Charenton Navigational Canal in April 2010. “We, along with our partners, are dedicated to mitigating the potential environmental...

Coast Guard and sheriffs searching for man near Calumet Bridge

USCG File Photo MORGAN CITY, La. – The Coast Guard and the St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office are searching for a 23-year-old male who reportedly went missing, Tuesday, after he fell from the Calumet Bridge into the Wax Lake Outlet near Patterson, La. At approximately 2 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a call from the St. Mary’s...

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Morgan City, La.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a missing person following a vessel allision near Morgan City, La., Sunday.