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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Coast Guard responds to ship grounding near Cameron, Louisiana

CAMERON PARISH, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews are coordinating salvage efforts for a ship aground off the west Cameron Jetties Wednesday.

At 7:20 a.m., Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur, Texas, personnel overheard that the Miss Lynda, a 120-foot offshore supply vessel, had run aground. Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles incident response personnel deployed with Station Lake Charles boat crews to investigate the damage and determine the best method of salvage. There were no injuries to the four passengers and three crew aboard the ship, and no pollution was reported. The salvage company is still being determined.

The four passengers were transited off of the ship by the Sally D, a utility ship. The three crew members remained on the Miss Lynda.

The ship was carrying construction cargo and had 4,300 gallons of fuel and 100 gallons of oil products aboard. Damage to the ship was reported 5 feet above the waterline, and the ship did not take on any water.

There has been no impact to traffic in the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

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