Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from disabled 48-foot shrimp boat

9/21/2020, NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a commercial fishing vessel Sunday near Lake Borgne.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report of two people aboard the disabled 48-foot shrimp boat Sau Nguyen taking on water due to inclement weather.

The watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew and a Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small II to assist.

The helicopter crew safely hoisted the two mariners from the disabled vessel and transported them to Lakefront Airport in New Orleans with no reported injuries.


U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
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