Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Thursday.

Coast Guard assets searched 3,753 square nautical miles for approximately 98 hours for a missing person in the water who was aboard the tug vessel Crosby Commander.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Monday at approximately 5:00 a.m. of the Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three of the four people were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank.

The survivors were rescued by the motor vessel Andi Nicole and reported in good condition.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill
  • Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack
  • Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant
  • Motor vessel Andi Nicole
  • Motor vessel GIS Christina
  • Motor vessel Son River
  • Tug vessel Crosby Trinity
  • Tug vessel Crosby Trojan
  • Commercial helicopter from Eugene Island Block 158

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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