Coast Guard and sheriffs searching for man near Calumet Bridge

USCG File Photo MORGAN CITY, La. – The Coast Guard and the St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office are searching for a 23-year-old male who reportedly went missing, Tuesday, after he fell from the Calumet Bridge into the Wax Lake Outlet near Patterson, La. At approximately 2 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a call from the St. Mary’s...

Coast Guard continues search in Gulf of Mexico for fishing vessel master

USCG file photo HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is continuing its search for the master of the fishing vessel Miss Carol in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 1:05 a.m. Monday, from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Tommy Gun relaying for the crew of the 85-foot fishing vessel Miss Carol, that the master of the Miss...

Coast Guard searches for missing fishing vessel master in Gulf of Mexico

USCG file photoHOUSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for the master of a fishing vessel approximately 3 miles south of White Lake in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 1:05 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Tommy Gun relaying for the crew of the 85-foot fishing vessel Miss...

Coast Guard, state and local agencies assist in evacuation of grounded tour boat

Showboat Branson Belle ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard along with local and state agencies are working together to expedite the evacuation of 637 people from a grounded tour boat on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Mo., Sunday. At approximately 8:30 p.m., Saturday, the showboat Branson Belle, a 195-foot river touring boat, lost propulsion on Table Rock Lake. The vessel drifted toward shore and grounded...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

USCG file photoPORT FOURCHON, La. — The Coast Guard responded to a fishing vessel taking on water six miles southeast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Wednesday. At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a radio distress broadcast from the captain of the fishing vessel Laura Ann stating the vessel had struck a buoy and was sinking. The watchstanders immediately...

Coast Guard medevacs 4 after plane crash

USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard medevaced four people, Saturday, after their plane went down 170 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Rescued were Gary Intravia, from Mandeville, La., Kelly McHugh, from Madisonville, La., Ken Ross and Greg Drude, from Hammond, La. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center received a report at approximately 2:20 p.m., from...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing shrimp boat crewmember in Gulf of Mexico

USCG File PhotoHOUSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing shrimper in the Gulf of Mexico, at 6 p.m., Friday. Arturo Hernandez of Brownsville went missing Thursday morning after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a mayday call via the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system from the crew of the Mario Arturo II, reporting the vessel was taking on water. The...

Coast Guard continues search in Gulf of Mexico for shrimp boat captain

USCG File PhotoHOUSTON— The Coast Guard continues to search the Gulf of Mexico for the captain of a commercial shrimp boat who went missing after his boat sank approximately 10 miles south of Galveston, Thursday. Arturo Hernandez of Brownsville remains missing after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a mayday call at approximately 3 a.m. via the Coast Guard’s Rescue...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after fishing boat sinks

USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters after their fishing boat sank, Tuesday, in Catfish Lake near Golden Meadow, La. Rescued were John Farrow, 44, from LaPlace, La., and Derryl Ferguson, 44, from Baton Rouge, La. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center received a call at 9 p.m., from a woman stating that her husband and his friend were overdue...