Coast Guard assists 4 mariners on vessel taking on water

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, dewater a 42-foot vessel near the tip of Sandy Hook, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report from a mariner aboard the 42-foot vessel stating it was taking on water and launched Station Sandy Hook to assist. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, dewater a 42-foot vessel near the tip of Sandy Hook, Saturday, May 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook)

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners after their boat began taking on water near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report from a mariner aboard a 42-foot vessel stating it was taking on water.

Sector New York watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook.

Once on scene, the RBS boatcrew assisted the mariners with dewatering efforts with a portable dewatering pump.

The vessel was safely towed to Atlantic Highlands Marina, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

No injuries or pollution were reported.

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