Coast Guard assists 2 disorientated mariners offshore Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted two mariners who became disoriented offshore Port O’Connor, Texas, Thursday evening.

At 5:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were contacted by two mariners, a 72-year-old male and a 59-year-old female, aboard a 17-foot recreational vessel requesting Coast Guard assistance after their navigational equipment onboard had failed and the two had become disoriented.

A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched. Once on scene, the crew of the RB-M escorted the recreational vessel to a nearby oil rig to moor the vessel for the night. The two mariners were transferred to the RB-M and transported to Station Port O’Connor.

The mariners were reported to be in stable condition.

The weather on scene was reported as 3-5-foot seas and 13 mph winds.

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