Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard yacht 3 miles east of Hampton, VA

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, moors the yacht Rebel Yell at Cobb’s Marina in Norfolk, Virginia, November 10, 2016. The yacht was adrift three miles east of Grand View Beach in Hampton, Virginia, and the two people aboard the vessel were stranded until the RBM crew arrived on scene and took the yacht in tow. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki/Released).

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, moors the yacht Rebel Yell at Cobb’s Marina in Norfolk, Virginia, November 10, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki).

NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people stranded on a yacht today three miles east of Grand View Beach in Hampton.

Coast Guard Station Little Creek watchstanders in Norfolk received notification at approximately 7:15 a.m. that the yacht Rebel Yell had lost power and was drifting with two men aboard.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched at approximately 7:30 a.m. to assist the drifting vessel’s crew. The boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 8:10 a.m. and towed the yacht to Cobb’s Marina in Norfolk where the yacht crew moored up.

No pollution or injuries or were reported.

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