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Press Release | June 12, 2023

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters from vessel taking on water near Morgan City, La.

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

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters from a vessel taking on water 20 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification via VHF-FM channel 16 at 10:30 p.m. from the crew of the 75-foot recreational vessel Add To Cart stating they were taking on water and unable to keep up with the incoming water. 

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew to assist. Watchstanders also notified St. Mary Parish Sherriff's Office personnel who coordinated the launch of their own boatcrew to assist.  

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the four boaters, and transferred them to Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.

There were no reported injuries. 

The owner will coordinate the commercial salvage operations to remove the vessel. 

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