Coast Guard response to oily substance near Venice continues

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to the report of an oily substance in Breton Sound near Venice. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., conducted an overflight assessment and located a sheen one mile by 200 yards in length near north Breton Island, Thursday. Responding agencies are: Coast Guard Sector New Orleans; U.S....

Coast Guard responding to report of oil in Breton Sound near Venice, La.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of oil in Breton Sound near Venice, Wednesday. Both the Coast Guard and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement are investigating the incident and the source of the oily substance has not yet been determined. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial notification from a fisherman at...

Substances found on NC beaches not oil based

FORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard pollution investigators analyzed samples of substances found on the beaches at Harkers Island and Atlantic Beach Thursday confirming that they are not oil-based.