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...

Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for two people aboard an overdue helicopter that likely crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. The tail number of the helicopter is N79LP and the owner is Panther Marine. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight received a report at 10:37 a.m. from Panther Marine that the helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced one passenger aboard a fishing vessel near Venice, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m. of a fishing vessel taking on water after striking a wellhead, with one of the three passengers sustaining a head injury. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews searched over 1,761 square-nautical miles for over 31 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “Suspending a search is never easy and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the missing person during this difficult time,” said Lt....

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana. Missing is Mark Matherne from Slidell. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday of a sunken vessel approximately six nautical miles southwest of Empire,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from capsized vessel near Tiger Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from capsized vessel near Tiger Pass, Louisiana
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aricrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans stands with two men they rescued from from a capsized vessel in Joe’s Bay, Louisiana, Sept. 27, 2019. The aircrew hoisted the people and transported them to Air Station New Orleans in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a capsized vessel in...

Coast Guard rescues man from plane crash in Gulf of Mex

Coast Guard rescues man from plane crash in Gulf of Mex
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans poses with a man they rescued from a plane that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 8 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sept. 15, 2019.(U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 8 miles southeast of Southwest...

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Venice, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched 216 square miles for approximately 26 hours. “The decision to end a search is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans....