Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
Business/Industry
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Entertainment
Links Directory
Maritime
Medicine & Science
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety
Transportation
Weather


Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Friday, December 08, 2017

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted two individuals whose vessel was taking on water near Barataria Bay, Louisiana, Friday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 9:39 a.m. of the 47-foot fishing vessel Billy Joel taking on water with two people aboard.

Watchstanders directed the launch of Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 24-foot Special Purpose Craft boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, both with dewatering pumps, to assist the vessel.

The boatcrew and aircrew used both pumps to dewater the vessel while the two passengers aboard the Billy Joel boarded the fishing vessel Lucky Pennie.

The passengers will return later to retrieve the vessel.




Remembering Jim Guidry


Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4109, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)         News@GuidryNews.com
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.