U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Guard responds to vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a distress call from three males
aboard a vessel taking on water near Pelican Island, Louisiana, Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 7:23 p.m.
about a 24-foot sport fisher taking on water and launched a Coast Guard Air
Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter aircrew at 7:30 p.m.
The MH-65 helicopter aircrew arrived at 11:02 p.m. and brought two of the
males back to Air Station New Orleans while a member from the aircrew and the
remaining male stayed behind. The MH-65 returned at 11:40 p.m. and brought the
remaining male and aircrew back to Air Station New Orleans at 12:09 a.m.,
There were no reported injuries.