Coast Guard assists 4 mariners aboard vessel taking on water near Port Aransas

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas dewater a pleasure craft vessel offshore of Port Aransas, Texas, July 22, 2019. The pleasure craft had been taking on water approximately 46 miles offshore before requesting assistance. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas dewater a pleasure craft vessel offshore of Port Aransas, Texas, July 22, 2019.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard crews and the crew of a good Samaritan vessel assisted four mariners aboard a 27-foot pleasure craft taking on water 46 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Monday.

At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification from the good Samaritan vessel, Hot Spot, that they had taken into tow a 27-foot pleasure craft with four adults aboard that had been taking on water 46 miles offshore. The crew of the Hot Spot stated that while in tow the bilge pumps of the pleasure craft could keep up with the rate of flooding, but once the tow stopped, flooding would overtake the pleasure craft.

The crew of the Hot Spot requested Coast Guard assistance with the tow. A Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was diverted to relieve the crew of the Hot Spot and complete the tow back to shore.

Once the Coast Guard crew arrived on scene, the Hot Spot’s tow line snapped and the pleasure craft immediately began to take on water. The crew of the RB-M removed the four adults and transferred two crewmembers to the pleasure craft. The crew of the RB-M placed the pleasure craft in tow, allowing the vessel to dewater.

A Station Port Aransas 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew was launched to assist. Once on scene, the crew transferred one of the mariners to the RB-S to return ahead of the tow to ensure the pleasure craft could be trailered immediately upon arrival to the boat harbor.

The crew of the RB-M towed the vessel to the Port Aransas Municipal Boat Harbor where it was successfully removed from the water.

There were no reported injuries.


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