Offshore Supply Vessel Assists Four After Vessel Fire in Gulf of Mexico

Mike Schuler
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December 1, 2014

The Coast Guard medevaced four people from a vessel fire 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, La., Dec. 1, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

The U.S. Coast Guard says it medevaced four people after their vessel caught fire 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Monday.

The Coast Guard said it received a report from the offshore supply vessel Dustin Santos at approximately 7 a.m. reporting a vessel fire and four people in a life raft. The Dustin Santos recovered the four people and transferred them to a nearby offshore platform in ship shoal block 154.

Sector New Orleans issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed two Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews to respond to the incident. The helicopter crews transported the four people to Baton Rouge General Hospital and to West Jefferson Medical Center.

The current condition of the four people is unknown.

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