Coast Guard rescues two boaters near Southwest Pass

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 19:13:38-04

The Coast Guard says it rescued two people from a disabled vessel near Southwest Pass on Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 7:00 a.m. from the vessel Master Dylan that the Leesure Ours, a 33-foot pleasure craft, was flashing an SOS light. The vessel had two men on board and was stuck on a pipeline since approximately 9:00 p.m., Friday.

An aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the two men from their boat and transported them to Boothville, Louisiana, where there were then transferred to a local marina.

The owner of the vessel is making salvage plans to recover the vessel. 

No injuries or pollution were reported. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

The map below shows the approximate location of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.