Update on Dive Vessel Taking On Water

LOS ANGELES- Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles received a report that the 90-foot commercial dive vessel Vision was taking on water seven miles north of San Nicolas Island, Calif.

The vessel’s crew reported that they lost their rudder and were sinking. The crew was able to apply a temporary patch to slow the flooding, and the Coast Guard requested all 33 people (26 passengers and seven crew members) to put on lifejackets. The patch on the vessel is holding well, and there is no need to pump at this time

Coast Guard assets that responded included an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector San Diego, the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, and a C-130 aircraft from Air Station Sacramento. The Naval vessel Robert E. Peary also arrived on scene to assist.

Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin will be evacuating the passengers off the dive vessel for safe transport.

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