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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults near Lafitte, LA

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults near Lafitte, LA
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard rescued two people Tuesday from an aground vessel near Lafitte, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report of a 16-18 foot dark-colored flat bottom vessel boat aground in the Lafitte area with two 60-year-old adult males aboard at 7 p.m. The watchstander directed the launch...

Coast Guard units prepare in advance of Hurricane Delta

Coast Guard units prepare in advance of Hurricane Delta
U.S. Coast Guard crew members set up barriers around the unit in preparation for Hurricane Delta at Coast Guard Station Venice, Louisiana on October 6, 2020. The barriers stood up around the unit help prevent flooding caused by the hurricane. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region are preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Delta. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Lake Borgne

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Lake Borgne
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a commercial fishing vessel Sunday near Lake Borgne. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report of two people aboard the disabled 48-foot shrimp boat Sau Nguyen taking on water due to inclement weather. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Sally, pre-stage response teams

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Sally, pre-stage response teams
Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River readies supplies in preparation for Hurricane Sally in Hattiesburg, Miss., September 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews in the Gulf Coast region continue to monitor Hurricane Sally and pre-stage response crews and equipment Tuesday. Aircraft, boats and personnel are...

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter arrives from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, September 14, 2020.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region spent Monday preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Sally. Coast Guard assets across the region were repositioned and pre-staged...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Boudreaux Canal

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Boudreaux Canal
26 foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday at 10:30 a.m. for a person in the Boudreaux Canal. Missing is Jimmy Garcia, 49, last seen entering the Boudreaux Canal without a life jacket. The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 9 square miles continuously for 11 hours, along with other agencies. “After searching the area continuously...

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water in Boudreaux Canal

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water in Boudreaux Canal
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person Sunday evening in Boudreaux Canal. Missing is Jimmy Garcia, 49, described as a Hispanic man last seen wearing boxers and not wearing a life jacket. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 2 p.m. from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pilottown

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pilottown
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday at 1:30 p.m. for a person in the water near Pilottown. Missing is Cristina Castro, 38, from Modesto, California. The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 1,518 square miles continuously for a total of 24 hours. “The decision to suspend a case is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and rescue...