Coast Guard Searches for Missing Workers from W. Cote Blanche Bay Fire
On October 12th the U.S. Coast Guard crews and local agency partners continued to search into the evening for three missing crewmembers in the water after the tug and barge they were on reportedly struck a natural gas pipeline in West Cote Blanche Bay, Louisiana.
A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Air Station New Orleans will search until midnight and then return to search again at dawn. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department, water patrol section, will continue to search throughout the night and will enforce a Coast Guard one-mile safety zone.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Morgan City and the National Transportation and Safety Board.
- Tug owner: Central Boat Rentals Inc., Berwick, La.
- Barge owner: Athena Construction, Morgan City, La.
- Gas pipeline owner: Gulfport Energy Corporation, Oklahoma City
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
- St. Mary's Parish Water Patrol
- Iberia Parish Water Patrol
-HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Air Station New Orleans
-HU-25 Falcon jetcrew from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.
-23-foot rescue boatcrew from Marine Safety Office Morgan City, La.
- $2 Billion Gulfport Buy Shows Drillers Thirsting for Next Play (Dec 15)
- One Slice of Global Gas Market Just Got Bigger for U.S. Drillers (Nov 17)
- With American Energy Buy, Gulfport Grows Utica Footprint (Jun 10)
Company: US Coast Guard more info
- US Coast Guard, EPA Cleaning Up A Dozen Texas Chemical Spills After Harvey (Sep 11)
- Coast Guard: US Oil Platform On Fire In Gulf Of Mexico; No Injuries (May 22)
- Houston Channel Slowly Reopens; Vessel Queue Tops 100 (Mar 25)