Coast Guard searching for person near Lake Felicity

Coast Guard searching for person near Lake Felicity
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel Monday near Lake Felicity. Missing is Percy Dardar III, a 37-year-old male from Pointe-aux-Chenes. He was last seen wearing a hoodie, jeans and white shrimping boots. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 5:30 a.m. from the...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Allen Bay

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Allen Bay
A Coast Guard Sector Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a mariner near Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, February 1, 2021. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner Monday from an aground vessel near Allen Bay. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s office at 3:30 p.m. of a 15-foot skiff boat that ran...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Jefferson Parish

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Jefferson Parish
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing person Wednesday in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish. Missing is Elisander Alvardo, 44, last seen wearing coveralls and no life jacket. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 3 p.m., Tuesday by Zito Fleeting reporting one of their...

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Jefferson Parish

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Jefferson Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing person Tuesday in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish. Missing is Elisander Alvardo, 44, last seen wearing coveralls and no life jacket. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately...

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn in SouthWest Pass, LA

Coast Guard to oversee in-situ burn in SouthWest Pass, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to oversee an in-situ burn for a crude oil discharge near New Orleans in the next 24-48 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a discharge of crude oil from South Pass 24 platform approximately 6 miles south of Pilottown in the SouthWest Pass, Tuesday. The current discharge is estimated to be 1,600-2,100 gallons. The...

Coast Guard responding after railroad bridge accident near Slidell

Coast Guard responding after railroad bridge accident near Slidell
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding following a maritime accident involving a railroad bridge near Slidell Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification around 1 a.m. stating the inspected towing vessel Robert Cenac reportedly hit the Rigolets railroad bridge near Slidell. The swing bridge, owned by CSX Transportation, is currently stuck in the open position,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Biloxi

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Biloxi
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday from an aground boat near Biloxi, Mississippi. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from a commercial salvage company reporting an aground 22-foot center console boat with two people aboard. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs man from research vessel near Port Fourchon

Coast Guard medevacs man from research vessel near Port Fourchon
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a man from a research vessel, Monday, who was displaying possible stroke-like symptoms near Port Fourchon. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call from the master of the research vessel, about 26 miles south of Port Fourchon, that a 59 year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner, dog near Yellow Cotton Bay

Coast Guard medevacs mariner, dog near Yellow Cotton Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 aircrew medevac one mariner and his dog from an aground vessel Nov. 18, 2020, near Yellow Cotton Bay, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced one mariner and his dog Wednesday from an aground vessel near Yellow Cotton Bay. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Plaquemines Parish...