Watchstanders at the Eighth US Coast Guard District in New Orleans received a report that the passenger vessel 'Grand Sun' was on fire near the Chandeleur Islands.

USCG launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from US Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the people. The aircrew arrived on scene and recovered the four people from the boat.

The aircrew then transported them to emergency medical services at Air Station New Orleans.

In addition the crew of another Response Boat-Medium from US Coast Guard Station Venice went on the scene to monitor the vessel’s location and check for possible pollution.