Coast Guard, good Samaritan searching for missing shrimpers

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for two missing shrimpers south of Southwest Pass, Tuesday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received notification from an offshore rig reporting a capsized shrimping vessel at 4 p.m. The reporting source stated two people were rescued by the good Samaritan vessel Miss Anna from the keel of the 75-foot shrimping vessel Christopher’s Joy.

The Coast Guard launched a Response Boat – Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to search for two missing crewmembers of the Christopher’s Joy.

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