Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Shinnecock Inlet

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NEW YORK – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock assisted a 54-foot pleasure craft near Shinnecock Inlet, New York, Saturday.

At 11:21 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-radio from the 54-foot pleasure craft the Kristen Lynn, reporting they were taking on water near Shinnecock Inlet.

Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) from Station Shinnecock. A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel and a commercial salvage vessel also responded.

The RBS arrived on scene approximately 15 minutes later and embarked two crewmembers aboard the Kristen Lynn, to assist with dewatering.

The crewmembers located the source of the flooding which was caused by a shaft seal failure and the RBS escorted the Kristen Lynn to Oakland’s Marina in Hampton Bays, N.Y.

No injuries or pollution reported.

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