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...

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...

Coast Guard rescues pilot in St. John the Baptist Parish

Coast Guard rescues pilot in St. John the Baptist Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a pilot of a downed aircraft Thursday evening in St. John the Baptist Parish. Rescued was Calvin King, who was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans with a reportedly broken arm and no other reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report...

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Pilottown

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Pilottown
Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish file photo by Petty Officer Annie R. Berlin NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water, Thursday, near Pilottown, Louisiana. Missing is Cristina Castro, 38, from Modesto, California. Castro is described as a Latino female, last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and black life jacket. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received...

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hatchet arrived on scene to Sabine-Neches Canal O Range Rear Light, Monday, and discovered a tower toppled over into the surrounding water.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to conduct aids to navigation correction and channel assessment operations, following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and...