Coast Guard Station Ocean City tows disabled boat approximately 50 miles to Ocean City, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City assisted four boaters Saturday after their 25-foot boat became disabled approximately 50 miles east of Ocean City.

A crewmember aboard the 25-foot boat contacted the Coast Guard via VHF marine radio channel 16, stating their boat was disabled, and they were in need of assistance.

Crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., pull into the Ocean City marina after a seven-hour evolution, Saturday Sept. 6, 2014.  The crew assisted four boaters after their 25-foot boat became disabled approximately 50 miles east of Ocean City. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Jerry Wilkins

Crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., pull into the Ocean City marina after a seven-hour evolution, Saturday Sept. 6, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Jerry Wilkins

At approximately 2:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore launched a crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 4:30 a.m., where they took the four boaters aboard and placed the boat in tow. The crew made it back to Ocean City at approximately 10 a.m.

“It was a long evolution,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Scott, a crewmember aboard the MLB. “Because the crew of the disabled vessel was prepared and had a marine-band radio aboard to contact the Coast Guard directly, we were able to respond and had no issues finding them.”

The disabled boat was towed to the Ocean City Marina.

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