Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Marine Safety Unit Morgan CityNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 30 miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. of the fishing vessel Miss Quynh Chi II taking on water south of Point Au Fer.

Sector wachstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the vessel.

The aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 8:35 p.m. and delivered a dewatering pump to the vessel.

Miss Reese, a good Samaritan vessel, arrived on scene at approximately 10:45 p.m. and delivered a second dewatering pump to the vessel.

Miss Reese followed the vessel to Conrad’s Shipyard in Morgan City. A response boat crew from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City escorted both ships.

Miss Quynh Chi II was reported safely moored at Conrad Shipyard at 9:57 a.m., Wednesday.

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