HOUMA, La. (AP) - Dozens of abandoned boats that have been blighting bayous in Terrebonne Parish are being removed. Crews started work this past week. They will continue to dismantle and dispose of the decaying vessels through the end of the month. It can be messy work, because many of... more »
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Mang Vo wanted to make a lasting impression on his shrimping safety class when he learned many of the fishermen didn't know how to make a proper mayday call. After some told him they use cell phones during emergencies at sea, he pulled an old cell... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A stretch of the Atchafalaya Basin in St. Martin Parish has been reopened to boat traffic after officials determined it was safe to use again. The 4-mile stretch was reopened Monday by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The area was closed due to... more »
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it has reduced the number of boats skimming for oil in the Gulf of Mexico by more than a quarter. The move comes after BP stopped oil from barreling into the Gulf of Mexico last week. It has some worried the oil giant... more »
What's supposed to be being used to protect Louisiana's coast from the oil, is instead being vandalized. After several reports of boom vandalism,a Public Service Announcement was released in hopes of preventing further damage.
The PSA urges residents to help protect the State's shoreline and marshes by not cutting,... more »
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it seized 30,000 pounds of brown shrimp after being tipped that boats were trawling an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Lady Monica and La Borrachita were boarded Sunday about 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne... more »
LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - Major construction officially began Friday on the first in a series of new U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats with a combined tribute to a Coast Guard hero, the service's lifesaving role after Hurricane Katrina and the Louisiana shipbuilding industry that employs thousands. The $88 million USCGC... more »