Offshore support vessel M/V Celeste Ann sank on Friday morning after colliding with an offshore production platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, WDSU in New Orleans has reported.
The news portal cited the U.S. Coast Guard which said that the incident took place 15 miles west of Southwest Pass (one of the channels at the mouth of the Mississippi River).
The U.S. Coast Guard informed WDSU that 20 people were on board the vessel at the time of the incident. All of them were transferred to another ship before the M/V Celeste Ann sank. According to WDSU, the accident happened at 9.18 a.m.
The 34 meters long vessel, built in 1979, is owned by B & J Martin Inc.