Coast Guard rescues 3 people from sinking vessel near Black Bay, LA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from sinking vessel near Black Bay, LA
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a sinking vessel Thursday night near Black Bay. All three people on board the vessel were safely rescued with no reported medical concerns. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 11 p.m. that a 40-foot fishing vessel was taking on water...

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Allen Bay

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Allen Bay
A Coast Guard Sector Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a mariner near Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, February 1, 2021. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner Monday from an aground vessel near Allen Bay. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s office at 3:30 p.m. of a 15-foot skiff boat that ran...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner, dog near Yellow Cotton Bay

Coast Guard medevacs mariner, dog near Yellow Cotton Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 aircrew medevac one mariner and his dog from an aground vessel Nov. 18, 2020, near Yellow Cotton Bay, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced one mariner and his dog Wednesday from an aground vessel near Yellow Cotton Bay. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Plaquemines Parish...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pilottown

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pilottown
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday at 1:30 p.m. for a person in the water near Pilottown. Missing is Cristina Castro, 38, from Modesto, California. The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 1,518 square miles continuously for a total of 24 hours. “The decision to suspend a case is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and rescue...

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Pilottown

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Pilottown
Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish file photo by Petty Officer Annie R. Berlin NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water, Thursday, near Pilottown, Louisiana. Missing is Cristina Castro, 38, from Modesto, California. Castro is described as a Latino female, last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and black life jacket. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received...

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hatchet arrived on scene to Sabine-Neches Canal O Range Rear Light, Monday, and discovered a tower toppled over into the surrounding water.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to conduct aids to navigation correction and channel assessment operations, following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass
The Coast Guard rescued four people, August 5, 2020, from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people Wednesday from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call on VHF radio...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for the two people aboard an overdue helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard crews searched over 4,117 square-nautical miles for approximately 68 hours but were unable to find the passengers. “It is never easy to suspend a search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Ferguson from...