Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing mariners, Monday, after two towing vessels collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 835 nautical miles for approximately 67 hours but were unable to find the three missing mariners. Air monitoring is ongoing in the area surrounding the incident. The air...

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of two towing vessels that collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:37 a.m. that the towing vessel RC Creppel and the towing vessel Cooperative Spirit had collided and that four members of the RC Creppel are...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold Radio Communications Day in New Orleans

Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold Radio Communications Day in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled to hold a Radio Communications Day for the public at Coast Guard Station New Orleans Saturday. A mobile communications trailer will be brought from Auxiliary Flotilla 4-10 in Baton Rouge, and members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be operating the radios to make contact with other stations in different locations across the country. Amateur radio...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel helps transport vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel helps transport vessel taking on water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel helped to establish communications, dewater, and escort a fishing vessel that was taking on water with three people aboard in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received an Emergency Position-Indicating...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near LaFitte, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near LaFitte, Louisiana
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person in the water near LaFitte, Louisiana, Monday. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft—Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans recovered a body matching the description of Kevin Lege, who had been reported overdue early Monday morning. “We extend our sincere condolences...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near LaFitte, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near LaFitte, Louisiana
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in The Pen in LaFitte, Louisiana, October 14, 2019.  (U.S Coast Guard courtsey photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in The Pen in LaFitte, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1:20 a.m. of an overdue vessel with one person aboard who was...

Coast Guard searches for person in water in St. Charles Parish, La.

Coast Guard searches for person in water in St. Charles Parish, La.
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near the Luling Bridge along Interstate 310 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Wednesday evening at 8:26 p.m. of a white female jumping from the Luling Bridge. She is described as 47 years...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel in Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue vessel with two people aboard that launched from Shell Beach. Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans

Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans
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 New Orleans, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:03 a.m. of a person entering the water from a walkway near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The person is described as a white male in his...