Coast Guard member coordinates rescue in Vietnamese for Hurricane Harvey

Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Resley, a crewmember of Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, coordinates rescue efforts in Vietnamese as he translates information between a Hurricane Harvey victim to the Coast Guard Command Center from the Incident Command Post in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. The efforts of Resley resulted in a safe rescue of all four people aboard a 42-foot sinking vessel near Aransas Pass. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn A. Kneen

Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Resley coordinates rescue efforts in Vietnamese as he translates information between a Hurricane Harvey victim to the Coast Guard Command Center from the Incident Command Post in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn A. Kneen

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people from a 42-foot vessel taking on water in the Aransas Pass near Corpus Christi, Monday.

The Coast Guard received a call at approximately 9 a.m. from a man aboard the vessel who only spoke Vietnamese attempting to report his vessel sinking. Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Resley, a crewmember at the Incident Command Post in Corpus Christi, was able to assist in translating for the Coast Guard in order to safely coordinate a rescue with a good Samaritan in the area.

All four people were safely recovered by the good Samaritan with no medical conditions.

“I’m very impressed with the quality of our junior members and their willingness assist in anyway possible,” said Lt. Cmdr Ariel Berrios, the search and rescue branch chief at the Incident Command Post in Corpus Christi. “Petty Officer Resley answered the call without hesitation and four people are out of harm’s way because of it. It’s very admirable.“

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