Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for two people aboard an overdue helicopter that likely crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. The tail number of the helicopter is N79LP and the owner is Panther Marine. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight received a report at 10:37 a.m. from Panther Marine that the helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced one passenger aboard a fishing vessel near Venice, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m. of a fishing vessel taking on water after striking a wellhead, with one of the three passengers sustaining a head injury. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing boater near Amelia, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for possible missing boater near Amelia, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Amelia, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:15 a.m. of a 16-foot aluminum skiff adrift at mile marker 86 of the Intracoastal Waterway west of the Harvey Locks. The vessel’s...

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

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews searched over 1,761 square-nautical miles for over 31 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “Suspending a search is never easy and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the missing person during this difficult time,” said Lt....

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana. Missing is Mark Matherne from Slidell. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday of a sunken vessel approximately six nautical miles southwest of Empire,...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard crews spent over 29 hours onscene and searched more than 1,560 square-nautical miles over the course of three days but were unable to locate the man. “Our condolences go out to the family,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and rescue mission...

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from St. Mary Sheriff’s Department at 8:35 p.m. Thursday of an overdue 17-foot Boston Whaler. The vessel...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4:30 p.m. Sunday of crude oil leaking from a storage tank owned by Whitney Oil and Gas. The maximum potential for the spill is estimated to be 2,520 gallons, but the discharge was contained before...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Breton Sound, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Breton Sound, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen in Breton Sound, Block 37, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, of a 10 mile by 3 mile oil sheen northeast of Breton Island. The source of the spill was determined to be a damaged and inactive wellhead, owned by Texas Petroleum Investment...