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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Bayou Sorrel oil spill bigger than original estimate Play Video

    January 23, 2013 6:19 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - On January 3, 2013, a pipeline burst spilling over 100 barrels of crude oil into the Frog Lake area of Bayou Sorrel. Firefighters and Hazmat crews initiated a controlled burn last Saturday, which was unsuccessful. After a helicopter flyover this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel pipeline investigation continues

    January 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - The U.S. Coast Guard reported last week a pipeline burst into the Frog Lake area of Bayou Sorrel. Firefighters and Hazmat crews initiated a controlled burn last Saturday, which was unsuccessful. Today, in a flyover of the spill area, the USCG learned the spill may... more »

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