Four Rescued from Passenger Vessel Blaze
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.