Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay crew responds to sinking vessel near Salt Point

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ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard rescue crew responded to a report of a sinking fishing vessel near Salt Point in Jenner, Calif., at approximately 6:10 a.m. Monday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received a call that the 34-foot commercial fishing vessel Robert Croll had struck a rock and was taking on water with three people aboard. The crew entered the vessel’s life raft after it was determined the dewatering equipment onboard was not keeping up with the flooding.

A Station Bodega Bay rescue crew saved three crew members after their fishing vessel sank near Salt Point in Jenner, Calif., March 24, 2014. All three crewmembers were safely transported from the 34-foot fishing vessel Robert Croll via lifeboat after it was determined the dewatering equipment onboard was not keeping up with the flooding. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Station Bodega Bay rescue crew saved three crew members after their fishing vessel sank near Salt Point in Jenner, Calif., March 24, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat rescue crew was launched and arrived on scene at approximately 7 a.m. The Sonoma County lifeguards also responded shore side.

The Station Bodega Bay boat crew safely transferred all passengers back to Station Bodega Bay with no injuries reported.

Drug and alcohol testing has been conducted.

There was no pollution reported.

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