Divers Patch Hole in Freighter to prevent further oil spillage

NEW ORLEANS — Divers patched a hole in the motor vessel Pac Alkaid Sunday, preventing further spillage of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and enabling the freight ship to successfully transit up the Mississippi River to a shipyard in New Orleans.

Coast Guard responds to oil spill from freighter near Venice, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and O’Brien’s Response Management are responding to oil which is leaking from the motor vessel Pac Alkaid, which is anchored 10 miles southeast of Southwest Pass near Venice, La. The Pac Alkaid reported the discharge to the Coast Guard at approximately 2 a.m. Friday, when it was anchored five miles southeast of Southwest Pass. Winds and currents pushed the...