Lift Boat Crew Rescued in US Gulf
Four crewmembers aboard the lift boat Superior Trust were rescued after the vessel became unstable near Southwest Pass, La., Wednesday. U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call early Wednesday morning reporting one of the Superior Trust’s legs failed and made contact with a natural gas platform’s walkway resulting in approximately 10 gallons of oil discharge. Coast Guard Station Venice launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew that arrived on scene and transported the Superior Trust crew back to shore. There were no reported injuries. Coast Guard Cutter Brant crewmembers later arrived on scene to monitor the lift boat, and Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 aircrew conducted an over flight.
USCG Rescues Workboat Crew
Coast Guard crews rescue nine people after a workboat struck and became lodged on a wellhead near Venice, La., seven miles north of Main Pass. Four HH-65C rescue helicopter crews from Air Station New Orleans medevaced six people from the workboat who were injured. Four men were flown to Air Station New Orleans where they were met by ambulances and two others were flown directly to West Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Two rescue boat crews from Station Venice transported two men to shore and the captain is still on scene with the workboat, along with a rescue boat crew from Station Venice. At approximately 5:10 a.m. The Coast Guard was alerted to the emergency by the captain of the the Lady Marie by way of marine radio.
Coast Guard Rescues Three After Vessel Sinks
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescued three men after they beached their vessel to prevent it from sinking one mile south of Shell Beach on the Miss. River Gulf Outlet. Once on-scene, the crew lowered a rescue swimmer to the shoreline to assess the condition of the three men and to prepare them for hoisting. The crew hoisted the mariners with the rescue basket and transported them to Air Station New Orleans where they awaited further transportation.
CG Air Station Crews Honored
The Coast Guard Unit Commendation will be awarded to the men and women of Air Station New Orleans at a ceremony on Thursday at the Naval Air Station in Belle Chasse. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans will receive the award for exceptionally meritorious service from July 5, 2000 to February 28, 2002 for the execution of numerous search and rescue, Homeland Security, Marine Environmental Protection, and Presidential support missions throughout the Eighth District. Within the time frame cited air station crews have prosecuted 600 search and rescue missions, saving 160 lives, assisting 162 others, and preserving $3.3 million in property. Since the inception of the air station in 1955, air station helicopter crews have saved over 3500 lives.
Bulk Carriers Collide
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a collision between two bulk carrier vessels, the 712-ft. Panamanian-flagged Zagora and the 737-ft. Greek-flagged Torm Anholt, on the Mississippi River in the Kenner, La., bend. The Coast Guard was notified of the incident on Monday afternoon, and dispatched two HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crews from Air Station New Orleans, a 41-ft. rescue boatcrew from Station New Orleans and personnel from Sector New Orleans to investigate. The Torm Anholt has a gash on its right side approximately 10-12 x 6 ft. forward of the superstructure and approximately six to nine feet above the waterline. A one-way traffic safety zone is in effect from mile marker 111 to 115. There are no reports of injuries or pollution.
Fishing Vessel Captain Medevaced Near Venice
The captain of a fishing vessel was medevaced near Venice, Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center received a call from a crewmember aboard the vessel stating the captain had reportedly sustained a head injury, around 6:43 a.m. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Venice small boat crew were directed to launch and arrived on scene at 8:40 a.m. The aircrew hoisted the captain and transported him to Air Station New Orleans to awaiting Emergency Medical Services.
Tug on the Rocks, Lake Pontchartrain, Three Rescued
US Coast Guard 8th District says that it has rescued 3 crewmembers aboard the (uninspected) tugboat 'UTV Todd Michael' after it grounded on the rocks near the Lakefront Airport on Lake Pontchartrain. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a response boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans. The aircrew hoisted two crewmen from the ship, the boatcrew removed one member from the barge attached to the towing vessel. Both Coast Guard crews transported the three to emergency medical services.
Man Medevaced in Water Near Lafitte
The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man from Bayou Rigolettes near Lafitte, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:35 a.m. from Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office that a man fell overboard from his boat into Bayou Rigolettes and suffered severe injuries throughout his body. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to recover the man. The crew arrived on scene at 12:01 p.m. and transported the man to Air Station New Orleans to awaiting emergency medical services.
Coast Guard Medevacs Shrimper Crewman
A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 45-year-old crewman from a 100-foot shrimper approximately 60 miles south of Intracoastal City in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request from the fishing vessel Poncho at approximately 5 p.m. reporting a crewman was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to launch. Air Station New Orleans arrived on scene and hoisted the man aboard and transported him to Acadiana Regional Airport…
Coast Guard Responds to Rig Explosion
U.S. Coast Guard crews from Venice, La., and New Orleans are en route to a reported rig explosion 73 miles southeast of New Orleans. Plaquemines Parish 911 contacted Coast Guard personnel at Group New Orleans at 10:10 a.m. to report the rig explosion. Two people are reported missing, one injured. A boatcrew from Station Venice and two helicopter crews from Air Station New Orleans are responding.
Coast Guard Rescues Man After Six Hours In Water
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans rescued a man on Saturday after the 30-ft. bait boat he was operating capsized in the Mississippi Sound 10 miles southeast of Pascagoula, Miss. The Coast Guard was notified 10:15 a.m. by the crew of a passing fishing vessel that there was a capsized 30-ft. boat located 6 miles south of Pascagoula. A helicopter was dispatched from Air Station New Orleans to assist a 47-ft. patrol boat from Station Pascagoula and a rescue jet from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., in locating any vessel occupants. On scene the helicopter crew located Anthony Weaver, 36, of Bayou Casotte, Miss., clinging to debris approximately four miles northeast of where his overturned bait boat was located.
Coast Guard Medevac Fisherman from Vessel
Cocadrie, LA. The Coast Guard was notified at 5 a.m. medical attention. swimmer and litter to the shrimp boat. the helicopter for transfer to a local hospital. transport the patient to West Jefferson Medical Center in Harvey, La.
Coast Guard Rescues Worker
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted a male crewman today from the oil rig South Pass 57, located approximately 10 miles east of the mouth of the Mississippi River near Southwest Pass. Search and rescue coordinators from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call that a crewmember aboard the oil rig sustained an injury on the helicopter landing pad. An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was dispatched and transported the crewman to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.
Coast Guard Crews Respond to Deep-Gulf Distress Call
Coast Guard rescue crews are en route to a distress call involving an injured crewman about 180 miles southwest of New Orleans. The man, a crewman on the Liberian-flagged United Sunrise, a 700-foot tanker, is reported to have a deep cut in his forearm and requires immediate medical attention to minimize permanent muscle damage. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and a jet crew from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., are responding. The helicopter crew plans to transport the man to West Jefferson Medical Center in Gretna, La.
Coast Guard Assists Fisherman
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans airlifted a lone fisherman off his grounded 18 ft. fishing boat approximately 15 miles East of New Orleans near Bayou Delacroix, La. Richard Chatalain of Chalmette, Louisiana, contacted the Coast Guard my cellular telephone shortly after 3:00 pm Monday to report that his aluminum flat bottom boat was aground. Due to low tides and the remote location of the disabled vessel a 21 foot inflatable hull boat from Coast Guard Station New Orleans was unable to assist the man. It was determined that hoisting of the fisherman by helicopter would be necessary. Once the helicopter crew arrived on scene, they lowered a rescue basket to the grounded vessel and hoisted Mr. Chatalain into the aircraft’s cabin.
USCG Searches for Missing Person In Lake Pontchartrain
The Coast Guard, Causeway Police and the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office are searching for a person who jumped from the Causeway Bridge into Lake Pontchartrain, Thursday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 10:38 p.m. of a person who exited a reportedly stolen vehicle and jumped into the lake. The missing person was driving a red Ford F-150 Lariat. The missing person is believed to be a Caucasian male in his late twenties or early thirties.
Master Missing After Tug Sinks
The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of the 52-foot towing vessel, Gate-Way, that sunk with two people onboard near Norco, La., on the Mississippi River. At approximately 12:30 a.m on January 2, 2008, Sector New Orleans received a call from the towing vessel Secretariat as well as from the dispatch operartor of the Saint Rose Fleet facility reporting that the Gate-Way sank while working with the Secretariat. One crewmember was rescued by the Secretariat and transported by Upper Saint Rose Fleet to a relative's home. Air Station New Orleans launched an HH-65C rescue helicopter and the New Orleans Marine Safety and Security Team has searched with two 25-foot vessels. Coast Guard Station New Orleans is currently on scene with a 41-foot boat. St.
Coast Guard Responds to Damaged Oil Wellhead in Bayou Report
A ruptured oil wellhead here discharges a 90-ft. stream of sweet-medium crude oil Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. The Coast Guard is working with contractors and local, state and federal agencies to contain and cleanup the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Air Station New Orleans personnel. The Coast Guard is working with local, state and federal agencies today to respond to an oil spill in Bayou Perot La. The oil spill is the result of a damaged sweet medium crude oil wellhead near mile marker 20 of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, which was discovered shortly after midnight Saturday. Crews from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, and Marine Safety Units Morgan City, La., and Houma, La., are responding to the spill.
Coast Guard Responds To Vessel Allision
Coast Guard personnel are responding to a vessel allision near the Poland Avenue Wharf at mile marker 92 on the Mississippi River. The motor vessel Genmar Constantine, a 757-ft. Liberian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil, allided with the USNS Cape Kennedy, a Naval cargo ship at approximately 7 a.m today.A Coast Guard 41-ft. rescue boat from Station New Orleans, an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans, and personnel from Marine Safety Office New Orleans are responding to the accident. The Cape Kennedy was moored beside the USNS Cape Knox near the Marine Forces Reserve building at the time of the accident. The Genmar Constantine was moored to the Cape Kennedy shortly after the accident. The river is open to vessel traffic.
Coast Guard Medevacs 1 from Sailboat in GOM
A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man from a 64-foot sailboat 200 miles offshore New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a call from the son, who reported his stepfather and mother were in distress aboard the sailboat Paradise beset by heavy weather. The son reported the couple were on their way back to Houston after a trip to Cozumel, Mexico. The 8th District watchstanders reached the Paradise by iridium…
Cargo Ship, OSV Collide, 5 Missing
On Saturday U.S. Coast Guard crews were searching for five people missing after a vessel collison in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River near Venice, La. The upriver-bound 534-ft. cargo ship Zim Mexico III and the downbound 178-ft. offshore supply vessel LEE III reportedly collided at 5:20 a.m. After the collision, the LEE III capsized. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Venice, La., a helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans and a jet crew from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., are on scene searching for the five people reported to have been on the LEE III. Investigators from Marine Safety Office New Orleans are investigating the cause of the accident.
USCG Rescues Unconscious Boater
The Coast Guard rescued an individual from a marsh flat in Barataria Waterway located approximately six miles north of Grand Isle, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan of an unconscious person in a 17-foot aluminum john boat aground on a marsh flat at10:55 a.m. Watchstanders directed the launch of two 24-foot response boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.
Search for Missing Hunter Near South Pass
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies responded to a report of a missing duck hunter in the vicinity of South Pass on the lower Mississippi River, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of the missing hunter and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, and a Coast Guard Station Venice rescue boat crew at 9:17 p.m., Wednesday. First responders searched throughout the evening and into the morning. Plaquemine's Parish Marine Division and Lousiana Wildlife and Fisheries joined the search this morning. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries located the hunter at 10 a.m. on the western side of South Pass.