Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel in Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue vessel with two people aboard that launched from Shell Beach.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft—Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans to locate the vessel.

The aircrew located the vessel at 3:36 a.m.

The vessel was disabled and at anchor.

The aircrew directed the Coast Guard boatcrew to the vessel’s location.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at approximately 4:30 a.m. and transported the two people to Shell Beach in stable condition.


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