Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 30 miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. of the fishing vessel Miss Quynh Chi II taking on water south of Point Au Fer. Sector wachstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to an oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:30 a.m., that approximately 1,260 gallons of oil spilled from a flow line at an oil production facility into the wetlands adjacent to White Lake. The responsible party is Peak Operating Company. Environmental...

Coast Guard rescues two men near New Orleans

Coast Guard rescues two men near New Orleans
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted two people in distress near The Pen, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the men that their 16-foot flat bottom boat got stuck in the mud due to shallow waters in The Pen, a lake near New Orleans. The men called Seatow but the towing company was unable...

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Gramercy, Louisiana

Coast Guard responding to oil discharge near Gramercy, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel oil discharge on the Mississippi River near Gramercy, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division received a report at 8:24 a.m., Thursday from the National Response Center of a discharge originating from Petroleum Fuel and Terminal Mt. Airy during a transfer of oil from the facility to a barge at mile marker 144.6 on...

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Incident Management Division reports the in-situ burn was conducted Friday from 12 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Air monitoring was conducted and the results showed no level of concern. The IMD is scheduled...

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell Enchilada platform was on fire approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. There were 46 crewmembers reported aboard...

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response
U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water on their flat-bottom boats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an additional 14 people and assisted other agencies in rescuing another 435 in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area Sunday night. Coast Guard assets...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Charenton Canal
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Charenton Canal, Charenton, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified the towing vessel Mrs. Baye sank in the middle of the Charenton Canal at approximately 5:30 a.m. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City Captain of the Port David McClellan has closed the canal to commercial...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Westwego, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing boater whose vessel was discovered adrift and unmanned this morning in Bayou Sengette near Westwego, La.