Overdue boaters located clinging to capsized vessel

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded the search for an overdue vessel with two people aboard, Tuesday.

The boaters were located clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel by a good Samaritan vessel, Lady Tierny, approximately 18 miles south-southeast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

The Lady Tierny transported the survivors to emergency medical services in Port Fourchon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that a 23-foot white Mako commercial fishing vessel with two people aboard, last known to be approximately 10 miles west of the Southwest Pass jetties in the Gulf of Mexico, did not return when expected.

Involved in the search were:

  • HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
  • MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice
  • 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle
  • Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant
  • 3 good Samaritan fishing vessels

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