Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Convent, Louisiana

A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-SmallNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in vicinity of Convent, Louisiana, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified by Customs and Border Protection at 8:30 a.m. that a 35 year-old male Chinese national was missing from the motor vessel BBG Bright.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a 29-foot Response Boat – Small II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans.

The BBG Bright got underway at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning and discovered the crewman was missing at approximately 7:45 a.m.

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