Coast Guard rescues 9 people, 1 dog near Navarre Beach

Coast Guard rescues 9 people, 1 dog near Navarre Beach
A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Shallow Water Response Team rescued nine people and one dog Sept. 16, 2020 near Navarre Beach, Florida who were affected by Hurricane Sally.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Ohio Valley Shallow Water Response Team) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued nine people and one dog Wednesday near Navarre Beach, Florida. A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Shallow...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Alton, Indiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Alton, Indiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the Ohio River near Alton, Indiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report around 12 p.m EST that a deckhand from a towing vessel had gone overboard without a life jacket, somewhere between mile marker 675 and mile marker 700. The male deckhand is described to be in his 50s, about 280 pounds,...

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky

Coast Guard to conduct boat drills on Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky
NEWPORT, KENTUCKY – In an effort to maintain maritime security readiness, local, state and federal agencies will conduct multiple boat drills on the Ohio River October 7 & 8, from 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. daily. The purpose of these drills is to enhance safety and security for both law enforcement, and fire and rescue agency personnel who may respond to a potential maritime security incident...

Coast Guard response to oil discharge in Jamie Whitten Lock continues

Coast Guard response to oil discharge in Jamie Whitten Lock continues
Responders work to contain and recover crude oil from the Jamie Whitten Lock on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway in Mississippi, Sept. 11, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lieutenant David Schneider) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a crude oil discharge that is contained within the Jamie Whitten Lock at mile marker 412 on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, Wednesday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Jamie Whitten Lock on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Jamie Whitten Lock on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge in the Jamie Whitten Lock at mile marker 412 on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 6:46 a.m. from the National Response Center that an unknown amount of crude oil was discharged from a damaged crude oil barge owned by Savage Inland Marine. The source of...

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Cincinnati Riverfest 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard will issue a safety zone on the Ohio River for the annual Riverfest event near Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley will enforce a safety zone which will result in a temporary river closure to all vessel traffic from mile marker 469.2 (slightly upstream from the I-471 “Big Mac” bridge) to mile marker 470.5 (Roebling Suspension Bridge) on the Ohio...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Paducah, Kentucky

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill near Paducah, Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel oil spill in the Tennessee River near Paducah, Kentucky, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 8:27 a.m. that the vessel Patricia I. Hart, while being transported by an assist tug to a dry dock, hit a pier at James Marine Inc., at mile marker 4.5 on the Tennessee River. The pier cut a small gash in the...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken towing vessel near the Kentucky Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Monday that the inspected towing vessel Tom Bussler capsized at mile marker 15 on the Tennessee River. The inspected towing vessel George Leavell recovered the two crewmembers...

Coast Guard continues to respond to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River

Coast Guard continues to respond to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River
The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, continue their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley/Released) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing...