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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people from an offshore crewboat that caught fire off the coast of Louisiana on 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 in the Chandeleur Sound near the Chandeleur Islands.
The Coast Guard launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to assist.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:52 a.m. and recovered the four people from the boat and transported them to emergency medical services at Air Station New Orleans.
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.
No further details were immediately available on Monday.
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