Coast Guard searches for person in water in St. Charles Parish, La.

Coast Guard searches for person in water in St. Charles Parish, La.
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near the Luling Bridge along Interstate 310 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Wednesday evening at 8:26 p.m. of a white female jumping from the Luling Bridge. She is described as 47 years...

Coast Guard responding to oil sheen on the Mississippi River near New Orleans

Coast Guard responding to oil sheen on the Mississippi River near New Orleans
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station New Orleans observed an oily sheen on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 near New Orleans, Sept. 11, 2019.  (U.S Coast Guard courtesy asset) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen that was observed on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans, Wednesday. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and a dog offshore Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and a dog offshore Venice, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people and a dog from a disabled vessel that was taking on water offshore Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:05 p.m. Sunday of a disabled 35-foot sailing vessel taking on water with one adult, one child and a dog aboard approximately...

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Venice, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched 216 square miles for approximately 26 hours. “The decision to end a search is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans....

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled vessel
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a disabled vessel offshore Southwest Pass Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:50 a.m. of a disabled 20-foot vessel with four people aboard 8 miles south of Southwest Pass. Sector watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel in Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue vessel with two people aboard that launched from Shell Beach. Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65...

Coast Guard recovers three people after seaplane crash

Coast Guard recovers three people after seaplane crash
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recovered three people in the water in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, after a seaplane crash, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:56 p.m. that a local fishing charter service, Bourgeois Fishing Charters, had lost communications with one of its seaplanes that...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans

Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in New Orleans, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:03 a.m. of a person entering the water from a walkway near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The person is described as a white male in his...

Coast Guard meets with stakeholders to discuss compliance for new river ferries

Coast Guard meets with stakeholders to discuss compliance for new river ferries
NEW ORLEANS – Members of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and officials from Transdev and RTA held a meeting, Wednesday, to discuss necessary measures needed to bring the two RTA ferries into compliance with federal standards. After an inspection by members of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Prevention Department in July, it was determined that the ferry vessels did not yet meet the requirements...