Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck rescues 3 aboard flooding vessel near Eatons Neck Point, N.Y.

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – Rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck rescued 3 distressed mariners near Eatons Neck Point, N.Y., Sunday.

At approximately 6:45 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received a distress call from the 18-foot Robalo vessel via VHF Channel 16 saying their vessel was flooding due to waves coming over the stern.

In under 2 minutes, Station Eatons Neck arrived on scene and assisted the mariners aboard their 25-foot response boat small. Suffolk County Dispatch launched a marine unit and Suffolk County Aviation to assist.

All mariners were wearing lifejackets and were in no need of medical attention. Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck was able to control the flooding and towed vessel to Soundview Ramp in Northport, N.Y.

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