Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana, to vessel traffic after salvage operations were completed, Friday. “We have been grateful for the patience, understanding, and cooperative spirit of our industry partners as we all work to resolve this unfortunate event as quickly as possible,” said Cmdr. Heather Mattern, commanding officer, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana

Coast Guard closes the Intracoastal Waterway near Berwick, Louisiana
Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City’s marine inspections team and investigations team respond to a report of a towing vessel that ran aground on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 99, near Berwick, Louisiana, February 3, 2020. The towing vessel company has hired a salvage company to assist the salvage of the barge. (Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is enforcing a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of Bayou Chene while the Army Corps of Engineers sink a barge near Morgan City, Louisiana, Wednesday. The safety zone will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Thursday. All mariners shall keep a minimum distance of 2 nautical miles within Bayou Chene Light – 4. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary...

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Bayou Teche
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Louisiana, March, 29, 2016. Over 3,000 ft. of hard boom has been placed to contain the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, the Environmental Protection Agency and PSC Industrial Outsourcing continue to respond to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Tuesday. An...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche

Coast Guard, state, local agencies responding to oil spill near Bayou Teche
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies responded to an oil spill near Bayou Teche, Monday evening. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received call, around 8 p.m., from PSC Industrial Outsourcing reporting an unknown amount of crude oil spilled into Bayou Teche. The reporting source stated a tank was being filled with crude oil when the incident occurred. The...