Coast Guard responds to sinking sailboat off Annapolis, Md.

Coast Guard TRACEN Yorktown unveils new boatBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded to a sailboat taking on water Tuesday at the mouth of the South River.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a report from a crewmember aboard a 44-foot sailboat via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 7 p.m. stating the sailboat was taking on water.

A crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis was in the area and diverted to respond.

Once on scene two Coast Guard crewmembers boarded the sailboat, bringing with them a pump to assist in the de-watering efforts.

The remaining Coast Guard members aboard the RBM escorted the sailboat to Selby Bay Yacht Basin, where it is now moored.

No injuries were reported.

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