U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Coast Guard continues search for missing people from capsized vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon
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WHO: Capt. Watson, commander Coast Guard Sector New Orleans
WHAT: Update for Coast Guard continued search for missing people from capsized vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon
WHEN: Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Coast Guard Sector New Orleans 200 Hendee St. New Orleans, LA 70411
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to a capsized 129-foot commercial lift boat 8 miles south of Port Fourchon.
Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency distress signal at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from a commercial lift boat and then issued an urgent marine information broadcast. Multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the UMIB.
The pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived on scene within 30 minutes and rescued one person from the water. Multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued four people and a Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew rescued another.
Rescue crews involved in the search:
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