Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Vermilion Bay
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. The Coast Guard searched approximately 1782 square miles continuously over 25 hours. “After an exhaustive search the Coast Guard and local partners were unable to locate the missing mariner,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Ferguson,...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters run aground near New Orleans

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters run aground near New Orleans
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters who had run hard aground in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet near New Orleans, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at about 8:30 p.m. Friday that three boaters in a 20-foot flat boat had run hard aground into marsh in the Mississippi River...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Vermilion Bay
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at about midnight Thursday of a vessel with two passengers that was overdue to return home. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Barre, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Barre, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Lake Barre, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday evening of a 36-year-old male who had jumped off the commercial fishing vessel Miss Sue. Involved in the search: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Two overdue boaters located by a good Samaritan

Two overdue boaters located by a good Samaritan
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies concluded the search for two people on an overdue vessel, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1:35 p.m. that a good Samaritan located the two people near shore in Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana. The two people stated their vessel capsized near Treasure Island, Louisiana and they drifted and swam...

Coast Guard searching for two people near Slidell, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for two people near Slidell, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people on an overdue vessel, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 3:33 p.m. Sunday from St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office of two people and a 20-foot yellow skiff that were overdue. Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni...

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Kristi Luttrell (left) transfers command of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans to Capt. Will Watson, with Rear Adm. John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, presiding at a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, May 29, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector New Orleans held a change of command...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Hopedale, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Hopedale, Louisiana
The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters near Hopedale, Louisiana, May 25, 2020. Station New Orleans 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water boat crew embarked the two people and brought them back to Hopedale Marina. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters near Hopedale, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off Port Fourchon, Louisiana
The Coast Guard rescues three people from a vessel taking on water 8 nautical miles off of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water 8 nautical miles off of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF radio at 12:18 p.m. of...