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 assists disabled vessel near Grand Isle

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near Grand Isle
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard located and towed a vessel that became disabled near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue 32-foot vessel with one person aboard that didn’t arrive Tuesday as scheduled. Coast...

Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel

Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded the search for an overdue vessel with two people aboard, Tuesday. The boaters were located clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel by a good Samaritan vessel, Lady Tierny, approximately 18 miles south-southeast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Lady Tierny transported the survivors to emergency medical services...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted two individuals whose vessel was taking on water near Barataria Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 9:39 a.m. of the 47-foot fishing vessel Billy Joel taking on water with two people aboard. Watchstanders directed the launch of...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Port Fourchon

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Port Fourchon
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Coast Guard searched a total of 2,630 square nautical miles of the Gulf of Mexico over the course of nearly 60 hours for Roy Kerwood. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 8 a.m. that Roy Kerwood had gone missing aboard the fishing...

Coast Guard rescues man in water

Coast Guard rescues man in water
Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a person in the water approximately 25 miles west of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5 a.m. that a 42-foot trawling vessel with one person aboard was on fire west of Grand Isle. Sector watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues person in the water near Barataria Bay

Coast Guard rescues person in the water near Barataria Bay
Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man in the water north of Barataria Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from a Plaquemines Parish Marine unit at 3:17 a.m. of a man who had fallen from a 20-foot center console boat into the water. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old man from fishing vessel

Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old man from fishing vessel
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from 12 nautical miles south of Grand Isle, La., Saturday. Coast Guard New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 4:38 p.m. of a 62-year-old man aboard a fishing vessel suffering from prolonged flu-like symptoms who had fallen out of his rack and sustained face, neck, and back injuries. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...