The lift vessel had 18 people on board, Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson instructed NCS.

“Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon notification at 4:30 p.m. of a distressed 129-foot commercial lift vessel,” in response to a Coast Guard news release.

An pressing marine data broadcast was issued, and a number of “good Samaritan boatcrews” responded, serving to with the rescues, in response to the discharge.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a particular marine warning Tuesday about steep waves for the coastal waters from Port Fourchon to Lower Atchafalaya River, Louisiana.

“Seek safe harbor,” the service stated, including, “Take protective actions.”

This is a growing story and might be up to date.