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Press Release | Feb. 7, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs motor vessel captain near Southwest Pass, La.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevacs the captain of the motor vessel Peridot near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, on Feb. 6, 2023.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced the captain of a motor vessel approximately four miles offshore Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. 

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 12:23 p.m. on VHF-FM channel 16 from the crew of the motor vessel Peridot stating their captain was experiencing dizziness and chest pain. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew to assist. 

The aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the captain, and transferred him to University Medical Center in New Orleans. 

The captain was last reported to be in stable condition. 

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