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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Four Rescued from Passenger Vessel Blaze

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October 8, 2018

  • Passenger vessel Grand Sun caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, La., October 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice)
  • (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice)
  • (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice)
  • Passenger vessel Grand Sun caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, La., October 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice) Passenger vessel Grand Sun caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, La., October 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice)
  • (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice) (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice)
  • (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice) (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Venice)

Four people have been rescued from a passenger vessel that caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, La., Monday.

U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a report at 2:36 a.m. that the vessel Grand Sun was on fire near the Chandeleur Islands.

The Coast Guard directed the launch of a helicopter crew from New Orleans to assist.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:52 a.m. and recovered the four people from the boat and transported them to emergency medical services at Air Station New Orleans.

The Coast Guard also directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Venice, La. to monitor the vessel’s location and check for possible pollution.

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