Coast Guard rescues 35 in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues 35 in Lake Pontchartrain
NEW ORLEANS – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New Orleans and good Samaritans rescued 35 people from a sinking houseboat on Lake Pontchartrain, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a mayday call at 9:26 p.m. from a houseboat that had flooding in the engine room. The houseboat was tied to pilings on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway when a storm hit. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to sheen in Pillar Point

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response will return to Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, Calif. today, to commence operations to secure the source of a diesel leak that occurred from a sunken recreational vessel yesterday.