Coast Guard assists disabled vessel south of Dauphin Island

Members from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island tow a vessel to shore that was disabled approximately 35 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, May 12, 2018. The Coast Guard boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 2:25 p.m. and towed the vessel to Little Billygoat Hole Ramp in Dauphin Island. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island Orleans/Released)

Members from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island tow a vessel to shore that was disabled approximately 35 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, May 12, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel approximately 35 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 10:04 a.m. of a disabled vessel that requested assistance.

Sector watchstanders determined the approximate location of the vessel using Rescue 21 and directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island and diverted an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile to assist the vessel.

The aircrew arrived at 12:52 p.m. and located the vessel approximately 35 miles south of Dauphin Island.

The Coast Guard boatcrew arrived on scene at approximately 2:25 p.m. and towed the vessel to Little Billygoat Hole Ramp in Dauphin Island where it was moored at 6:54 p.m.

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