Coast Guard continues Hurricane Sally response operations

Coast Guard continues Hurricane Sally response operations
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River Shallow Water Rescue Teams assisted Escambia County Emergency Management with search and rescue efforts on Inneratity Island, Florida checking on the local residents affected by Hurricane Sally (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing its Hurricane Sally response operations Friday following...

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River holds change of command
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River held a change of command ceremony for the commanding officer, June 4, 2020. (Coast Guard photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River held a change of command ceremony Thursday. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ryan Rhodes assumed the responsibilities of commanding officer of Sector Lower Mississippi River from Capt. Roxanne Tamez. Rear Adm....

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response
Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River search for stranded victims of Hurricane Florence in Jones County, North Carolina.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members and assets were deployed to help during the Hurricane Florence response in Jones County, North Carolina. “We are proud to have an exceptional...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Mississippi River
The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, September 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 10:30 a.m. of a fire aboard...

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged vessel at the Port of Rosedale, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 8:43 a.m. about the uninspected towing vessel Joyce Marie partially submerged by the stern where it is moored at the Port of Rosedale. Approximately 500 gallons of fuel and lube oil are reported...

Coast Guard presents excellence award to Memphis marine terminal

Coast Guard presents excellence award to Memphis marine terminal
Rear Adm. John P. Nadeau, presents the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Facility of the Year Award for Excellence in Maritime Security to Lucy Woodstock Marine Terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, June 19, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Rear Adm. John P. Nadeau, U.S Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented the Rear Admiral...

Coast Guard conducts catastrophic incident search and rescue exercise

Coast Guard conducts catastrophic incident search and rescue exercise
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, state and local agencies completed a simulated flooding exercise in Wolfe River Chute near Memphis, Tennessee, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies completed a simulated flooding exercise in Wolfe River Chute near Memphis, Tennessee, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River...

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River responds to the sunken towing vessel Ms Nancy C, March 6, 2018. Courtesy photo MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sunken towing vessel at mile marker 832 of Everett Lake near Dyersburg, Tennessee, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report that the motor vessel Ms Nancy C, owned by...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel on fire on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a report at 7:20 a.m. of the towboat Leland Speaks adrift and on fire on the lower Mississippi River. Towboats gained control of the vessel and pushed it aground at mile marker 509. The Leland Speaks...