Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Belle River, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Belle River, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water in the Port Allen Route near Belle River, Louisiana. Coast Guard crews searched over 8 square-nautical miles of the river continuously for approximately 20 hours but were unable to find the missing person. Involved in the search were: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water near Belle River, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water near Belle River, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water in the Port Allen Route near Belle River, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:50 p.m., Monday, that a 14-foot skiff carrying four crewmembers from the ITV Melvin L. King struck a towing...

Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana, to vessel traffic after salvage operations were completed, Friday. “We have been grateful for the patience, understanding, and cooperative spirit of our industry partners as we all work to resolve this unfortunate event as quickly as possible,” said Cmdr. Heather Mattern, commanding officer, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations as ICW remains closed

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations as ICW remains closed
The Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage operations Thursday involving the rock barge, ACL 01700, which sank after a grounding on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Mile Marker 99 in Berwick, Louisiana. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage operations Thursday involving the rock barge, ACL 01700, which sank...

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing mariners, Monday, after two towing vessels collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 835 nautical miles for approximately 67 hours but were unable to find the three missing mariners. Air monitoring is ongoing in the area surrounding the incident. The air...

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to towing vessels collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of two towing vessels that collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:37 a.m. that the towing vessel RC Creppel and the towing vessel Cooperative Spirit had collided and that four members of the RC Creppel are...

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 searching for possible missing boater near Amelia, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for possible missing boater near Amelia, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Amelia, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:15 a.m. of a 16-foot aluminum skiff adrift at mile marker 86 of the Intracoastal Waterway west of the Harvey Locks. The vessel’s...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners after their vessel became disabled approximately 14 miles offshore Cameron, Louisiana, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 18-foot bass boat with two mariners anchored without fuel. Watchstanders...