Discoverer Deep Seas Assists with Coast Guard Rescue

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescue helicopter crew was called to locate a diver that went missing 30 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana on May 13th.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from a member of the dive team after the diver missed a check-in time. Sector New Orleans immediately launched an HH-65C rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans to respond.

Assisting in the search were the offshore vessels Seacor Advantage, Miss Adrian, and the drillship Discoverer Deep Seas.

After a crewmember aboard the Discoverer Deep Seas spotted a possible man overboard, the Coast Guard rescue aircrew flew to the location, found the diver, and guided the Discoverer Deep Seas' small boat to the diver's location to pick him out of the water. A medic aboard the Discoverer Deep Seas assessed the diver's condition and he was transferred back to his dive vessel in good condition.

The dive crew was performing diver operations near an oil rig in Grand Isle Block 82.

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