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  • Body of drowned man found; 2nd in three days on Grand Isle

    June 7, 2016 11:48 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The body of a missing swimmer was found Wednesday morning, hours after he went under the water and did not resurface. The body of Diogenes Zuniga was found about 100 feet off the beach, WWL TV reported . Both the local police chief and parish coroner... more »
  • Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

    May 12, 2016 11:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- On Thursday, the US Coast Guard responded to a crude oil spill from an underwater Shell pipeline. Shell officials said they believe about 2,100 barrels of oil were released as a result of the spill. Authorities said Shell has isolated the leak and shut down production... more »
  • Missing boaters found in Galveston Bay

    April 27, 2016 10:29 PM

    HOUSTON - A Coast Guard crew located and rescued two missing boaters on platforms in Galveston Bay, Wednesday. Michael Watkins and Raymond Jacik disappeared Monday, after leaving for a fishing trip Monday morning. The wife of one of the men, called for help when they didn't come home. The Coast... more »
  • Coast Guard finds body of missing man near Grand Isle

    April 25, 2016 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard completed their search for a missing fisherman near Grand Isle Tuesday night. The man missing was 25-year-old Larkeis Durell Bradford. A good Samaritan located Bradford's body on the beach near Grand Isle on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. According to the Coast Guard, he... more »
  • More than 3 dozen Cuban migrants caught at sea

    April 16, 2016 4:35 PM

    MIAMI - Nearly 40 Cuban migrants are being repatriated to Cuba after being caught at sea by U.S. Coast Guard officials. The 39 migrants, who were first captured Monday aboard a rustic vessel in waters northwest of Havana, were returned Saturday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, the Coast Guard reported.... more »
  • 3 men rescued from Pacific island thanks to "help" sign

    April 9, 2016 5:46 PM

    HONOLULU - Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued Thursday from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted a gigantic "help" spelled out with palm leaves. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie said Saturday that the men were reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • Worker died after being crushed by barge on river dock Friday

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Coast Guard was on the scene of a deadly industrial accident on the Mississippi River until late Friday. A person died on a barge upriver of the Old Mississippi River Bridge. The USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge was called to the scene to... more »
  • Coast Guard helicopter medevacs man from Venice marina

    March 16, 2016 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 55-year-old man was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday night at a marina near Venice. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans said they received notification that the man was having difficulty breathing and walking at Port Eads Marina in Venice , and a... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues two boaters on Mississippi River

    February 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two people from the Mississippi River, Wednesday. The crew saved two people from a small boat taking on water near Main Pass. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans got the call around 2 p.m. that the 13-foot aluminum flat boat... more »
  • Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River

    February 3, 2016 8:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard is investigating an accident on the Mississippi River involving an empty oil tanker. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the Nordbay, a 62,000-ton tanker, struck the Jefferson Parish water intake just up river from New Orleans on Tuesday night. The vessel was... more »
  • Span of Mississippi River near Hahnville reopened after barge capsize

    January 27, 2016 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard announced they’ve reopened a stretch of the Mississippi River near Hahnville that was closed to traffic after a barge capsized. The span of river that was affected was from mile marker 127 to mile marker 129. The Mississippi was closed in that area... more »
  • Barge collision closes Mississippi River near Hahnville

    January 26, 2016 6:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard say they’re responding to yet another barge collision between two towing vessels near mile marker 129 on the Mississippi River near Hahnville. The Mississippi River has been closed from mile marker 126 to mile marker 131, according to the Guard. The Coast... more »
  • Coast Guard response to breakaway barges near Plaquemines Parish continues

    January 21, 2016 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is still responding to a barge breakaway involving 22 vessels that happened on the Mississippi River near West Pointe à la Hache Wednesday. The river remains closed between mile markers 50 and 53 with the Guard overseeing operations to assess the location of... more »
  • 22 barge breakaway closes stretch of Mississippi River

    January 20, 2016 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says they’re responding to a 22 barge breakaway on the Mississippi River near West Pointe à la Hache. The Guard reports all 22 barges were loaded with coal and petroleum coke when they broke free at mile marker 54 on the river. ... more »
  • Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions

    January 11, 2016 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard announced a number of river closures, restrictions and other advisories Monday as a part of ongoing response efforts to Midwest flooding. A press release from the 8th District details all closures and restrictions throughout this period of high water and flooding with the... more »
  • High water warning issued for lower Mississippi River

    December 31, 2015 1:01 PM

    MEMPHIS - The Coast Guard issued a high water safety warning Thursday for the Lower Mississippi River after heavy rains and flooding further up the river system. Capt. Timothy Wendy, commander of that stretch of that river for the USCG, issued the warning due to rising water levels as... more »
  • La. shipyard settles 'False Claims' suit for $8.5 million

    December 9, 2015 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says a Louisiana ship building company will pay more than $8 million to settle a 2011 lawsuit arising from modifications made to vessels for the Coast Guard. The lawsuit alleged that Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport made false statements about the strength of... more »
  • Feds: Wreckage believed to be El Faro cargo ship located

    October 31, 2015 9:55 PM

    JACKSONVILLE - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a search team has found the wreckage of a vessel believed to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing with 33 crewmembers on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin. The federal agency says a search team... more »
  • Debris likely from missing plane is washing up on Miss. coast

    October 27, 2015 11:19 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Authorities say they're still searching for three men who were aboard a single-engine plane that was reported missing in south Mississippi. Coast Guard Capt. Brandon Lechthaler says searchers are working under the assumption that the three are alive. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in... more »
  • Coast Guard ending search for cargo ship's crew

    October 7, 2015 2:00 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard has told family members it is ending its search for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin. The father of a missing crew member said the Coast Guard will end its search for survivors... more »
  • WATCH: Coast Guard rescues stranded, injured boaters Play Video

    September 7, 2015 9:27 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard shared video of a seven-minute rescue where two men on a pleasure boat needed help after they crashed into what appears to be concrete jetty Monday morning. One of the men was thrown off the boat and both were injured. One had a broken... more »
  • Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 35 people from Lake Pontchartrain

    September 6, 2015 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says its crews and a good Samaritan rescued 35 people from a houseboat that got water in the engine room during a storm. It says nobody was hurt in the incident Saturday night on Lake Pontchartrain near the University of New Orleans. Petty Officer... more »
  • Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil in Kentucky

    September 3, 2015 11:56 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. - The U.S. Coast Guard says part of the Mississippi River has been closed as crews investigate and clean up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats. The Coast Guard says the collision Wednesday evening near Paducah, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues unconscious boater

    September 1, 2015 5:47 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The Coast Guard said their Grand Isle crews rescued an unconscious boater who went aground on a marsh flat Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the USCG Eighth District said officials in New Orleans were notified by someone who saw an unconscious person in a 17-foot aluminum... more »
  • Coast Guard makes rescue as fishing vessel sinks

    August 31, 2015 11:23 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Three people were rescued from a 75-foot fishing vessel that sank just off the coast of Louisiana Monday. The Coast Guard said a passing helicopter reported seeing the vessel sinking with two life-rafts in the water. Crews from stations in Morgan City and New Orleans were... more »
  • Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault

    August 31, 2015 6:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard officials said a general court-martial will be convened Tuesday in New Orleans for a Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault, adultery and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard said Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory E. Cooper faces... more »
  • Coast Guard reports pipeline rupture, fire

    August 27, 2015 1:17 AM

    CYPREMORT POINT - A pipeline ruptured while a dive operation vessel was doing work Wednesday night. The Coast Guard said two crew members were injured and were being escorted to Houma. The rupture happened about 25 miles south of Marsh Island. Marsh Island is between the Gulf of Mexico... more »
  • Coast Guard says search for missing boaters isn't done

    July 29, 2015 12:54 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - A Coast Guard spokesman says the search for two teen boaters who went missing off the coast of Florida is ongoing. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, the spokesman for the Florida Coast Guard district, said Wednesday: "There is no plan to suspend the search today." ... more »
  • Coast Guard still optimistic about missing teen fishermen

    July 28, 2015 11:59 AM

    The Coast Guard says it's still optimistic two teenage fishermen missing at sea can be found alive. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says Tuesday that three Coast Guard cutters, a Navy ship and an airplane are still searching from the waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Georgia,... more »
  • Four rescued after fishing boat sank near Venice

    June 9, 2015 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four people have been rescued by a Coast Guard Helicopter crew. Their boat sank about 41 miles outside of Venice, LA, Tuesday. The rescue crew showed up around 3:30 p.m. and took the four fisherman off a platform and hoisted them on board the helicopter.... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewmember

    May 31, 2015 12:21 PM

    CONVENT - The search for a missing crewmember aboard a sunken Coast Guard towing vessel has been called off. Sunday morning around 8 a.m. UTV Miss Natalie sank on the lower Mississippi, carrying five people. Four of the five were able to escape to safety. The search spanded... more »
  • Agencies search for missing Petal teen swept off Ship Island

    May 25, 2015 5:53 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A 15-year-old Mississippi teenager remains missing Monday after he disappeared during a trip to Ship Island. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega says the boys were looking for crabs. Omar Gonzalez of Petal and a 17-year-old friend were swept off the west end of the barrier island in... more »
  • Body of missing 16-year-old found in Grand Isle

    May 25, 2015 4:35 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered in Grand Isle after he went missing Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois says the body was recovered about 2:30 p.m., about 15 minutes after he was reported missing to... more »
  • Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished

    May 23, 2015 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a fire on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast is out. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the fire in Breton Sound was extinguished around 6 a.m. Saturday. The fire had been reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday by an offshore supply vessel that... more »
  • Bodies of 2 sailors missing from race found on Alabama coast

    April 30, 2015 3:40 AM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL - The Coast Guard says the bodies of two boaters missing since a sailboat race turned tragic have been found on the Alabama coast. Authorities say the bodies of 17-year-old Adam Clark of Mobile and 50-year-old Robert Thomas of Pickens, Mississippi, were found near Dauphin Island on... more »
  • Coast Guard: 3rd body found in search for missing boaters

    April 28, 2015 4:51 AM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL - U.S. Coast Guard officials say a third body has been found in the search for missing boaters who were thrown into Mobile Bay during a storm. Officials said in a statement Tuesday that the Coast Guard and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have confirmed the body... more »
  • River traffic slowly resuming after collision Play Video

    April 6, 2015 8:09 PM

    CONVENT - Traffic on the Mississippi River is slowly resuming after three vessels collided Monday night. The Coast Guard said Monday night that a smaller ship broke free from its mooring near Convent, drifted across the river and hit a tug or towing vessel as well as a tanker... more »
  • Sailor found, rescued after 66 days missing at sea Play Video

    April 3, 2015 12:34 PM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - He was reported missing at sea two months ago. But Louis Jordan, who was rescued yesterday from the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, was in surprisingly good condition when he left a hospital hours later -- with no signs of sunburn, dehydration... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in canal

    January 27, 2015 2:25 AM

    SEABECK, WA - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday afternoon after... more »
  • Men rescued after spending night on barrier island

    January 7, 2015 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard crews rescued two men from a burning boat that had run aground near the Chandeleur Islands sometime Tuesday or Wednesday. Family members reported the men missing after they did not arrive at their destination as expected Tuesday. The men left Biloxi, Mississippi, earlier in... more »
  • Men in missing plane identified, search suspended

    November 14, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a small plane that went missing over Lake Pontchartrain's choppy waters. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says the plane was believed to be carrying 50-year-old instructor Burt Lattamore Jr. and his student, 40-year-old Affi Sav. He says he... more »
  • Small plane missing in Lake Pontchartrain Play Video

    November 13, 2014 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and several other agencies are searching the choppy waters of Lake Pontchartrain for a missing plane. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says air traffic controls at the New Orleans International Airport notified the Coast Guard around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday that a Cessna 172 was missing... more »
  • Search suspended for missing shrimpers

    September 26, 2014 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing shrimpers last seen south of Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard called off the search Thursday. Authorities say the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four... more »
  • Coast Guard searching for missing shrimpers

    September 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two missing shrimpers last seen south of the Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four crew members into the water. They say... more »
  • State leaders sick over sickness scare Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... more »
  • Lake search suspended after report of downed plane

    September 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard in New Orleans says it has suspended a search of Lake Pontchartrain that was begun after authorities received a call about a possible small plane crash in the water near the city of Mandeville. The call was received Saturday night. As of Sunday morning... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • Tugboat captain killed when crane hits bridge

    August 14, 2014 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a tugboat captain is dead after the arm of a crane struck a bridge and fell back onto the tug's pilothouse. The accident happened early Thursday morning on the Industrial Canal north of the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Authorities say the tugboat... more »
  • La. crew assist in fiery Gulf rescue

    July 25, 2014 8:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Coast Guard rescuers from the Air Station here assisted in a rescue off the coast of Pascagoula Friday. Five people were on board a 40-foot yacht when it caught on fire and sank near Petit Bois Island. Everyone evacuated to a life raft. Two other boats... more »
  • Search continues for missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 12, 2014 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard continues to search for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A Coast Guard spokesman says debris was found in the area where the helicopter went down around 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • Body of missing canoer found in river south of downtown

    June 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The body of a missing canoer was found just shy of 14 miles from where he was believed to have set out for a paddle across the river last week. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies said Wednesday evening, the body was identified as Kevin "Rooster" Guy.... more »
  • 2 missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A news release says the crew of a nearby rig reported the crash of a private helicopter about 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for MS River canoer

    June 10, 2014 11:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing canoer, who was possibly last seen canoeing across the Mississippi River. Kevin "rooster" Guy was last seen Friday night. He told friends as he left a concert in Baton Rouge, he was riding his bike to the river... more »
  • Search of river fails to find missing Port Allen canoer

    June 9, 2014 7:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The Coast Guard spent Monday searching the Mississippi River for a missing canoer. A helicopter flew above 180 miles of the river and a crew in a boat searched 22 miles on the water looking for "Rooster" Guy. Guy was last seen by a member of a... more »
  • Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 18 migrants drown

    May 5, 2014 7:22 AM

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard says it has recovered 14 bodies from inside a capsized migrant smuggling boat, bringing the total number of dead in the incident to 18. The yacht and a dinghy crammed with dozens of immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally capsized before dawn Monday off... more »
  • Tons of cocaine seized by Coast Guard

    March 5, 2014 7:48 PM

    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA- The Coast Guard seized $122-million worth of cocaine, nearly four tons, in nine operations of the coast of Central America. The cocaine was unloaded this week to be used as evidence. The seizures happened between October and late January in international waters off Guatemala, Panama and Colombia.... more »
  • Part of Miss. River still closed after oil spill Play Video

    February 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is still closed Monday morning due to an oil spill. Crews are working to clean up oil from a barge that hit a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.The collision happened Saturday afternoon near Vacherie , 47 miles... more »
  • Oil spill closes part of Miss. River in Louisiana

    February 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is closed until further notice while crews clean up oil from a barge that hit a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The collision happened Saturday afternoon near Vacherie , 47 miles west of New... more »
  • Louisiana man dies after boat capsizes off Fla.

    December 21, 2013 6:03 PM

    PENSACOLA - A Louisiana man died after a 12-foot boat capsized in the waters off Pensacola. The Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say Brent Wilson of Pensacola and Brent Keller of Metairie, La., floated for hours after waves inundated their boat Thursday. Lt. Doug Berryman... more »
  • Search and rescue continues after jet crash

    November 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
  • Coast Guard stops search for missing crewman

    November 12, 2013 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has given up its search for a missing crewman. The man went overboard in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday about 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon from the Dustin Danos, operated by Raceland-based Gulf Offshore Logistics. The Coast Guard says it stopped... more »
  • Veterans honored in Gonzales Play Video

    November 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    GONZALES- Hundreds showed up at Ascension's Veteran's Memorial Park today to honor the men and women who fight for America's freedom. It was the largest annual gathering at the park, which featured more than 150 school choir members and service men and women from every branch. "I appreciate... more »
  • Search for man in the Gulf of Mexico continues

    November 10, 2013 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The search continues as the Coast Guard and a supply boat crew looks to find a missing crew member. 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, a man went overboard in the Gulf of Mexico by the Dustin Danos driven by Raceland-based Gulf Offshore Logistics on Saturday. ... more »
  • Divers find body of missing platform worker

    October 29, 2013 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Divers have found the body of a missing oil platform worker at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the platform that sits in 100 feet of water about 55 miles offshore. The body, recovered Tuesday, is believed to be that of 38-year-old Peter Voces, a... more »
  • USCG: Crewman missing off platform

    October 28, 2013 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and other offshore vessels are looking for man who went missing from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The Coast Guard said 38-year-old Peter Voces was last seen wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt when he... more »
  • Pilot dead in helicopter crash

    October 9, 2013 12:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a helicopter which crashed after lifting off from a Gulf production platform died in the incident, according to the company which operates the platform. Bobbie Ireland, Director of Corporate Communications Americas for Woodgroup, said the contracted helicopter was picking up three Woodgroup employees... more »
  • 44 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout

    July 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Wild well experts are expected to arrive soon at the site of a natural gas well blowing out of control in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast. Hercules Offshore Inc. operated the drilling rig where the blowout occurred. Jim Noe, a Hercules executive, said Tuesday evening... more »
  • Natural gas sheen spotted in Gulf after platform failure

    July 9, 2013 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard said Tuesday natural gas is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, and a four by three-quarter mile sheen has developed in the water after an incident at a well site. Workers on an oil and natural gas production platform about 74-miles southwest of Port... more »
  • Miss. closes in SE La. for salvage of sunken tug

    July 9, 2013 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says it has closed a section of the Mississippi River southeast of New Orleans so a tugboat that sank over the weekend can be salvaged. Spokesman Jonathan Lally says the river was closed around 6 a.m. Tuesday from mile marker 7.3 to mile marker... more »
  • Coast Guard taps new Gulf cleanup coordinator

    July 2, 2013 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new Coast Guard official has been assigned to coordinate the federal government's cleanup efforts following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that Capt. Thomas Sparks has taken over as the federal on-scene coordinator for the Gulf Coast Incident... more »
  • Coast Guard searches 2nd day for missing diver

    June 16, 2013 4:30 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. - The Coast Guard is searching for a diver missing 55 miles off Grand Isle. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says the search began Saturday afternoon for 56-year-old Tim Raines, whose home town Vega does not know. He says the boat "Early Life Crisis" was moored to an... more »
  • Man playing hide-and-seek with authorities on river

    May 14, 2013 8:57 PM

    BRUSLY- A man, possibly naked, is apparently playing a bizarre game of hide-and-seek with authorities on the Mississippi River. Sources tell WBRZ News 2, the U.S. Coast Guard was called after deputies in East Baton Rouge asked for help locating a missing boater earlier Tuesday. Deputies were trying to... more »
  • Coast Guard: Spark from cleaning caused explosion

    April 25, 2013 11:43 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A crew that was cleaning fuel barges in Mobile Bay likely caused a spark the triggered an explosion and critically burned three workers. The explosion happened Wednesday night and it was extinguished Thursday morning. Coast Guard Lt. Mike Clausen says the investigation is continuing, but the spark... more »
  • Coast Guard: No oil found after reports of inland spill

    March 11, 2013 11:47 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Coast Guard said they found no oil at the site of a reported spill near Plaquemine. Commander Quincy Davis said they were told Saturday an oil spill was spotted about 10 miles south of the Port Allen Locks. He also said the person who reported it... more »
  • Coast Guard: damaged wellhead secured

    February 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a wellhead damaged earlier this week off Plaquemines Parish has been secured. Ensign Tanner Stiehl says Wild Well Control crews secured the well shortly after a specialized barge arrived Thursday in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay, nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur. The wellhead... more »
  • USCG: Oil-water mix leaking after vessel hit wellhead

    February 27, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A crewboat struck an inactive wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico overnight, causing it to spew a mixture of oil and water according to the U. S. Coast Guard. They reported the vessel hit the wellhead, which is owned by Swift Energy, around 8 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
  • Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak

    February 18, 2013 2:07 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- A leak in a fuel engine return line is to blame for a fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, that's according to the Coast Guard. The fire paralyzed the ship, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile. It... more »

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