Coast Guard assists fishermen taking on water near Longboat Pass, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsLONGBOAT PASS, Fla. — Five people aboard a 48-foot commercial fishing boat were assisted by the Coast Guard after they began taking on water one and a half miles south of here, Monday.

A crewmember aboard the Miss Shannon contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 8:49 a.m., over VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting they were taking on water in the bow of the boat, had the flooding under control, were anchored and in need of assistance.

A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez arrived on scene, took the Miss Shannon and it’s crew in tow to Cortez Cove Boatworks for repair.

No injuries were reported.

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