A good Samaritan vessel and the Coast Guard rescued 15 people from a tilted lift boat. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue 15 people from tilted liftboat

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The good Samaritan vessel, the Starfleet Guardian, brought six people aboard, while the Coast Guard crew from Station Grand Isle rescued the other nine people, WBRZ reported

The liftboat reported control issues after a power loss, tilted to a 45 degree angle and could not correct itself, KATC reported. It had nearly 14,000 gallons of diesel on board but none of it has spilled. 

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