coast guard http://wwno.org en River Traffic Halted By Spill http://wwno.org/post/river-traffic-halted-spill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 65 miles of the Mississippi River in Louisiana remains closed because of an oil spill, meaning shipping near the site is at a standstill.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54696 at http://wwno.org More Oil Found On Fourchon Beach http://wwno.org/post/more-oil-found-fourchon-beach <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Coast Guard says more than a ton of oil has been discovered in recent days beneath the sand on Fourchon Beach as a result of Tropical Storm Karen.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:30:09 +0000 The Associated Press 46023 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Releasing Oil Spill Response Plan http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-releasing-oil-spill-response-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.uscg.mil/d8/sectNOLA/default.asp" target="_blank">Coast Guard</a> is releasing a plan today, devised with state and parish officials, about how best to respond to an oil spill.</span></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 41570 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police Find Body In Lake Pontchartrain http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-find-body-lake-pontchartrain <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Orleans Police have found a body in Lake Pontchartrain near the University of New Orleans campus.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday authorities received reports that a body had been found in the water.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 00:21:30 +0000 The Associated Press 36502 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard: Damaged Wellhead Secured http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-damaged-wellhead-secured <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Coast Guard says a wellhead damaged earlier this week off </span>Plaquemines<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Parish has been secured.</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:28:10 +0000 The Associated Press 30361 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard to Check Backup Power on Crippled Cruise Ship http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-check-backup-power-crippled-cruise-ship <p>The Coast Guard will be looking into backup power systems on board a cruise ship that was stranded for several days in the Gulf of Mexico before it was towed to Mobile, Alabama. The main investigation will be handled in the Bahamas where the ship is registered. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 29522 at http://wwno.org Man Sentenced In Theft From Coast Guard http://wwno.org/post/man-sentenced-theft-coast-guard <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 48-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after admitting he stole $127,600 in high-tech equipment from the U.S. Coast Guard and sold it to people in the United States, Sweden and Colombia.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26923 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Med-Evacs Man from Sailboat http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-med-evacs-man-sailboat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Coast Guard says it safely evacuated a man with heart disease from a sailboat in the Gulf.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">In a news release, the Coast Guard said officials received a call early Thursday about a husband and wife aboard a 64-foot sailboat that was bound for Houston after a trip to Cozumel, Mexico.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26310 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Says Gulf Oil Platform Fire Extinguished http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-says-gulf-oil-platform-fire-extinguished <p>The fire that broke out on a Gulf of Mexico oil platform this morning after an explosion has been extinguished, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.</p><p>The fire was put out at approximately 11:30 a.m.</p><p>Eleven people have been airlifted from the scene — four to West Jefferson Medical Center with serious injuries, including second- and third-degree burns.</p><p>Two people jumped into the water at the time of the explosion and are still missing.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:03:15 +0000 Jason Saul 23526 at http://wwno.org BP Containment Cap Plugged, But Congress Demands More http://wwno.org/post/bp-containment-cap-plugged-congress-demands-more <p></p><p>BP says it has plugged holes in a leaky containment cap that failed to stem oil gushing from its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The oil company may have to clear oil still inside the structure abandoned a few hundred feet from the sealed well.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:01:37 +0000 Eileen Fleming 22320 at http://wwno.org