Coast Guard responds to rising water on Inland River System

Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer Christopher D. McLaughlin NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has stood up a Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit Tuesday, in response to rising water levels on the Inland River System that have impacted commercial traffic.   The MTSRU is comprised of experts in maritime mobility, incident response and port operations who work with stakeholders to restore...

Coast Guard helping rebuild Haiti’s ports

by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley An international port is a crossroads of culture, languages and international exchange. A port is a nations lifeline to the world through imports and exports. On Jan. 11, 2010 the international port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was just this, Haiti’s lifeline to the world with 95-percent of the ports activity consisting of imports to the country.

First Shipment of propane to arrive in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The first shipment of propane following the earthquake in Haiti is expected to arrive at the Thor fuel pier, in Port-au-Prince Harbor, Sunday.

Coast Guard special unit keeps river traffic moving

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher D. McLaughlin New Orleans – The Coast Guard’s missions and roles are increasing all the time. Waterway security is one of many missions the Coast Guard performs, which includes keeping barges, vessels and infrastructure flowing. When the motor vessel Tintomara and the tugboat Mel Oliver collided in the Mississippi River near New Orleans July 23, it...