Coast Guard responds to rig fire in Bayou Perot

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a rig fire in Bayou Perot Wednesday, approximately 20 miles south of New Orleans. Watchstanders at Marine Safety Unit Houma, La., received a call at approximately 10 a.m., from Louisiana Delta Oil that there had been a fire aboard a Grosse Tete work-over rig that reportedly injured three crewmembers. The injured crewmembers were taken by boat from...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from grounded two boat

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a 47-foot towing vessel that ran aground in Terrebonne Bay approximately 12 miles south of Cocodrie, La., Sunday.

Coast Guard responds to oil release near Galliano, La.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil release Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at the Pointe Au Chien State Wildlife Management area, near Galliano, La. The oil release is from an oil wellhead, which was discovered and reported late Wednesday. Crews from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, and Marine Safety Units Morgan City, La., and Houma, La., are responding to the release and there has...

Coast Guard Responds To Oil Sheen In Grand Isle

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen today that washed up on the beach in Grand Isle, La., early this morning. Coast Guard Station Grand Isle received a report last night from a passing vessel that sheen was spotted approximately 6-miles off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle. The station launched a 25-foot smallboat and crew to investigate. Coast Guard Marine...