Coast Guard lifts safety zone on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Lake Charles

Coast Guard lifts safety zone on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Lake Charles
Power lines previously downed in the water at mile marker 260 are removed near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sep. 3, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard lifted the safety zone at mile marker 260 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Saturday afternoon. Downed power lines were removed at mile marker 260 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which is...

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations
Senior Chief Michael Oyler and a contractor with Entergy Corporation pose for a photo in front of a generator that was delivered to Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sep. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with government, private port and community partners continued removing obstructions blocking the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway...

Coast Guard monitors port recovery efforts following Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard monitors port recovery efforts following Hurricane Laura
Downed power lines block the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 260. The Coast Guard is able to use unmanned aircraft systems to quickly and safely assess damage following major storms, as seen in this photo taken by the Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy asset) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is monitoring port recovery efforts with port partners following Hurricane Laura’s...

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City’s marine inspections team and investigations team respond to a report of a towing vessel that ran aground on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 99, near Berwick, Louisiana, February 3, 2020. The towing vessel company has hired a salvage company to assist the salvage of the barge. (Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast...

Coast Guard lifts navigational restrictions on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard lifts navigational restrictions on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard lifted all navigational restrictions from mile marker 510 to mile marker 512 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday. The previously sunken sand barge has been salvaged and removed from the area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey data shows that sand from that barge did enter the waterway, however the sand is located on the...

Coast Guard lifts safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard lifts safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has lifted the safety zone in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday afternoon. Westbound only traffic is permitted Sunday from mile marker 510 through mile marker 512. Beginning Monday morning both eastbound and westbound traffic may transit from mile marker 510 through mile marker 512: Vessels shall transit the area during daylight...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas — The Coast Guard has established a safety zone due to multiple vessel groundings that occurred in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that a tug began taking on water in one of the two barges it was towing. An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard responds to car entering water from bridge

Coast Guard responds to car entering water from bridge
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a car that entered the water from the Claiborne Avenue Bridge at mile marker 7 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received the initial notification at 12:36 p.m. of a 4-door Jeep Cherokee with allegedly 3 people inside entering...

Coast Guard reopens waterway after collision in the Intracoastal Waterway

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Houston/Galveston area has reopened a two-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Sunday, after a collision between Bolivar Peninsula and Goat Island caused one of the involved boats to sink, presenting a possible hazard to navigation. At approximately 1 p.m., the captain of the towing vessel Dixie Courage contacted Coast Guard Sector...