Coast Guard reopens Lower Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic after Hurricane Isaac

Coast Guard reopens Lower Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic after Hurricane Isaac
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans reopened the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the river to limited vessel traffic Thursday at 10 p.m. The following vessels may transit the lower Mississippi River: Vessels 250 feet in length or less Vessels with a draft of 30 feet or less Tows are permitted to transit down bound from any point above the Hale Boggs...

Coast Guard rescues 2, cat from Isaac flood waters

Coast Guard rescues 2, cat from Isaac flood waters
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people and their cat in LaPlace Thursday. Murry Daniels and his wife were hoisted aboard a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter from their flooded building in Frenier Landing. The two people and their pet were brought back to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in good condition. Coast Guard search and rescue crews continue to search the...

Coast Guard continues Isaac rescues, assess ports and waterways

Coast Guard continues Isaac rescues, assess ports and waterways
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has rescued seventeen people and two pets total by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area after the passing of Hurricane Isaac. Coast Guard helicopters from New Orleans, Houston and Mobile, Ala., continue to fly the greater New Orleans area searching for signs of distress and giving assistance as needed. Coast Guard aids to navigation crews are also assessing the...

Coast Guard crews continue search for missing jet skier, assess ports

Coast Guard crews continue search for missing jet skier, assess ports
MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard aircrews are taking to the sky again in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac to continue the search for a missing person and assess the condition of local ports, Wednesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew has been launched to continue the search for a 47-year-old, male who was reported missing at approximately 8:30 p.m., Monday. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft...

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans sets Port Condition Zulu as Hurricane Isaac approaches

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans sets Port Condition Zulu as Hurricane Isaac approaches
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Captain of the Port has set Port Condition Zulu, closing the Mississippi River to vessel traffic from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the river Tuesday. During Port Condition Zulu, sustained gale force winds are predicted within 12 hours. The port will remain closed to all incoming and outgoing vessel traffic until otherwise directed by the captain of the...

Coast Guard closes ports, mouth of Mississippi as Isaac approaches

Coast Guard closes ports, mouth of Mississippi as Isaac approaches
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has closed the major ports along the Gulf Coast in the path of Hurricane Isaac and the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the river. The Coast Guard has moved all of its resources out of the path of the hurricane and won’t be able to respond to emergencies on the water until after the storm passes, which emphasizes the importance of remaining off...