NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water after a towing vessel capsized at mile marker 55 on the lower Mississippi River north of Point A La Hache, Louisiana, Monday.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 8:12 p.m. of the 54-foot inspected towing vessel Seattle Slew capsizing in the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove Fleet with three people on board. Two people were recovered. One is missing.
- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
- Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
- Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department marine asset crew
There is a waterway closure from mile marker 55 to mile marker 58 on the Mississippi River.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.