Coast Guard responds to disabled Duck boat

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SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard watchstanders coordinated a tow of a disabled tour boat near McCovey Cove in the San Francisco Bay, Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report from the Coast Guard Auxiliary of steam coming from the engine of the Ride the Duck, a local duck boat.

Coast Guard Station San Francisco launched a 45-foot rescue boat crew, and Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco diverted a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

Once on scene, the boat crew coordinated a tow with Tug Wild Cat, who then towed the disabled vessel to Pier 54 in San Francisco. All passengers aboard the duck boat safely disembarked.

The Coast Guard urges all boaters to remain vigilant on the water and familiarize themselves with all safety equipment and procedures onboard.

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