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Coast Guard looking for overdue vessel near Southwest Pass

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The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel with two people aboard.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that a 23-foot white Mako commercial fishing vessel with two people on board did not return as expected. It was last known to be approximately 10 miles west of the Southwest Pass jetties in the Gulf of Mexico.

Missing is Tuan Nguyen, described as being Vietnamese and 5-foot 6-inches. There is no description available for the other person on board. 

Searching are two Coast Guard air crews, a Coast Guard response boat and cutter, and three good Samaritan fishing vessels. 

Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (800) 874-2153.

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