Coast Guard rescues one person, searching for another person in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues one person, searching for another person in Lake Pontchartrain
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing individual after rescuing one person in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Monday. Missing is 32-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux. Coast Guard Station New Orleans rescued 43-year-old Michael Lee Farley at 7:03 a.m. Monday, approximately a mile north of Lakeshore Drive in Lake Pontchartrain....

Coast Guard responding to sinking barge near Huey P. Long Bridge

Coast Guard responding to sinking barge near Huey P. Long Bridge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sinking barge near the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that a barge moored at a fleeting area was on fire at mile marker 105 on the Mississippi River, near the Huey P. Long Bridge. Fireboats General Roy S. Kelly and Irvin S. Cooper were responding to the fire. As water accumulated...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local partners are monitoring cleanup efforts following an oil spill near Breton Sound, Sunday. A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating, Inc., was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured below the failed portion of line to catch any further product that may be discharged. Responders deployed...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 6:29 p.m. Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil from the platform. Environmental Safety & Health arrived on scene...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men near Southwest Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 men near Southwest Pass, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 7 a.m. from the motor vessel Master Dylan that the Leesure Ours, a 33-foot pleasure craft, was flashing a SOS light. The vessel had two men on board and was stuck on a pipeline owned by Tennessee Gas Pipeline since approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men from their vessel near Galveston, Texas, Saturday night. At 8:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders received a request from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders after a 911 call was received from a boater reporting that his 22-foot pleasure craft had become disabled and stranded on rocks near Bird Island in Galveston Bay. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescued three overdue boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana, May 25, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three overdue boaters near Big Constance Lake, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of three overdue boaters on a 20-foot commercial shrimping vessel from Rollover...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Grand Isle

Coast Guard medevacs man near Grand Isle
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 1 nautical mile from Grand Isle, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the fishing vessel Angela Marie that a 41-year-old male was suffering from a fractured foot. Watchstanders directed the...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to allision in New Orleans

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to allision in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responded to an allision at Mardi Gras World Wharf, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 6:50 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel Steve Richoux allided with Mardi Gras World Wharf. There have been no reports of injuries, pollution, or effects to vessel traffic in the area. An investigator from Sector New...