Coast Guard rescues 4 people from burning vessel

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from burning vessel
A passenger vessel that caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, October 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a vessel that caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans received a report at 2:36 a.m. that the passenger vessel Grand Sun...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Baton Rouge
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 30 square miles for about 9 hours for a man who entered the Mississippi River, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen...

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported entering the Mississippi River near downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen entering the river at about 7 a.m. Saturday. The...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Sector New Orleans, Sector Mobile

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Sector New Orleans, Sector Mobile
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing to secure its area of responsibility and adjust port conditions along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move north Tuesday. The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE for the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and Coast Guard Sector Mobile areas. Port Condition YANKEE is set when hurricane-force winds are possible within 24 hours. During Port...

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Gordon

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Gordon
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move north, Monday. The Coast Guard urges all mariners to continuously monitor local and national weather sources and avoid coastal areas that may be impacted by the storm. Owners of large boats are urged to move their...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Friday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 46 square miles for 18 hours for a man who fell off a vessel into the Mississippi River Thursday. Involved in the search were: A response boat crew from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge A response boat crew from...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville
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 is searching for a person in the water at mile marker 183 of the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 a.m. from the uninspected towing vessel CSS Richmond that...

Coast Guard searching Lake Pontchartrain after finding capsized vessel

Coast Guard searching Lake Pontchartrain after finding capsized vessel
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of a capsized vessel reported in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday from Jefferson Parish Police Department about a white-hulled vessel capsized a quarter mile east of Treasure Chest Casino...

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....