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Kenny Kuhn
April 27, 2020 - 8:52 am
The United States Coast Guard searches for a missing person in the waters near Grand Isle, Louisiana.
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Barges
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 12, 2020 - 8:44 pm
Several barges broke away on the Mississippi River early Wednesday, closing the river as crews worked to capture all of the barges
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Coronavirus reporting protocols in place at PortNOLA
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Thomas Perumean
January 31, 2020 - 6:29 am
Coronavirus reporting protocols in place at PortNOLA
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MS river
WWL Newsroom
January 27, 2020 - 7:54 am
Four crewmembers of the RC Creppel ended-up in the river. One crewmember was rescued by a passing boat, but the other three are still missing.
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Whisky 2 company Cadre Jacob Denns, right, shouts instructions to swab Nicolas Fisher, left, of Pelham, N.H., during haircut and mailbox issue on the first day of a seven-week indoctrination to military academy life for the Class of 2023 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Congress will release results of an 18-month investigation into how the Coast Guard handles complaints of harassment and bullying, launched because of how complaints were dealt with at the Coast Guard Academy. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
December 11, 2019 - 1:11 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard's leadership has failed to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of harassment and bullying allegations, according to a congressional investigation released Wednesday. The report, called “Righting the Ship,” also found Coast Guard leaders didn't hold officials...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 09, 2019 - 9:05 pm
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two people who were aboard a helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. “It is never easy to suspend a search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Ferguson from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “We searched diligently with our pilots, boat crews and cutter...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 30, 2019 - 8:05 pm
A Coast Guard crew was called into action after a boat struck a wellhead and started taking on water early Saturday off the Louisiana Coast. "The Coast Guard medevaced one passenger aboard a fishing vessel near Venice, Louisiana," according to a news release. "Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 11, 2019 - 9:09 pm
The US Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana. "Missing is Mark Matherne from Slidell," according to a news release. "Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1:30 p.m. of a sunken vessel approximately...
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Thomas Perumean
October 15, 2019 - 7:14 am
The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of a man believed to be a missing boater. Using special shallow draft boat, crews from the New Orleans Coast Guard station found a body matching the description of Kevin Lege. Lege had been reported overdue early Monday morning, prompting the search by...
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Jim Hanzo
October 02, 2019 - 9:28 pm
Three people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from a vessel on fire near Panama City, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center were alerted to the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon approximately 35 miles offshore of Panama City at 1:33 p.m,...
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