UPDATED: Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue 6 People from Capsized Vessel, Searching for More


The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued six people from a capsized commercial vessel yesterday, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 and are searching for more eight miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon notification at 4:30 p.m. of a distressed 129-foot commercial lift vessel. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, which multiple good Samaritan boatcrews responded to.

The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived on scene within 30 minutes and rescued one person from the capsized vessel. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle rescued another person and good Samaritan vessels on scene rescued four other people from the water.