NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a vessel that caught fire in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, Monday.
Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans received a report at 2:36 a.m. that the passenger vessel Grand Sun was on fire near the Chandeleur Islands.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the people.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:52 a.m. and recovered the four people from the boat.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice to monitor the vessel’s location and check for possible pollution.