Coast Guard searching for missing aircraft

Coast Guard searching for missing aircraft
Coast Guard C-130 file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an aircraft emergency in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 118 nautical miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans received a report from the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Wednesday evening that one person aboard a privately owned...

Coast Guard medevacs diver from fishing vessel

Coast Guard medevacs diver from fishing vessel
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 30-year-old-man suffering from signs of decompression sickness from a fishing vessel Friday evening. Jimmy Richard, 60, was aboard the fishing vessel Heavy Metal approximately 30 miles south of the Atchafalaya River when crewmembers requested Coast Guard assistance at 5:25 p.m. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders launched a Coast Guard MH-65...

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans deploys Dolphin helicopter to North Dakota

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans has deployed an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew to Fargo, N.D., to assist with the Red River flooding response efforts. The Dolphin arrived Friday after a 2-day journey from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans located in Belle Chasse.