Coast Guard responds to grounded container vessel in Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to grounded container vessel in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a container vessel that ran around near mile marker 81 of the Mississippi River, Friday. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 3:20 a.m. that the Liberian-flagged container ship, the Belita had run aground near 12-mile point, at mile marker 81 of the Mississippi River. Sector New Orleans vessel traffic service has placed...

Coast Guard closes Mississippi River after bridge allision

Coast Guard closes Mississippi River after bridge allision
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River between mile markers 115 and 122 after a vessel allided with the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1:30 a.m. that the ITV Cooperative Spirit, pushing 29 grain barges downriver, allided with the bridge. No injuries, pollution or damage to the bridge was...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water near Belle River, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water near Belle River, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water in the Port Allen Route near Belle River, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:50 p.m., Monday, that a 14-foot skiff carrying four crewmembers from the ITV Melvin L. King struck a towing...

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing mariners, Monday, after two towing vessels collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 835 nautical miles for approximately 67 hours but were unable to find the three missing mariners. Air monitoring is ongoing in the area surrounding the incident. The air...

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of two towing vessels that collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:37 a.m. that the towing vessel RC Creppel and the towing vessel Cooperative Spirit had collided and that four members of the RC Creppel are...

Coast Guard medevacs man with gunshot wound near Lake Borgne

Coast Guard medevacs man with gunshot wound near Lake Borgne
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans arrives on scene to medevac a hunter with a gunshot wound near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, January 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man with a gunshot wound near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:55 a.m. of...

Coast Guard to provide security for 2020 NCAA championship game

Coast Guard to provide security for 2020 NCAA championship game
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to assist local law enforcement and provide security for the 2020 college football playoff national championship game in New Orleans, January 11-13. The Coast Guard will have land units and K9 teams patrolling ferry terminals and levees, and afloat units will patrol the waterways to enforce safety zones and provide waterway security. Coast Guard Sector New...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge near New Orleans, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:27 a.m. that approximately 1,050 gallons of crude oil discharged into Garden Island Bay from the Whitney Oil and Gas Garden Island Bay Tank Battery 49 facility due to mechanical issues. The source of the spill has been secured after personnel at the...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for the two people aboard an overdue helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard crews searched over 4,117 square-nautical miles for approximately 68 hours but were unable to find the passengers. “It is never easy to suspend a search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Ferguson from...