Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water

A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

File photo of a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted five mariners after their boat began taking on water near the mouth of the Severn River in Annapolis, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from a mariner aboard the 43-foot vessel stating it was taking on water.

Sector Maryland-NCR issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson also launched a boatcrew on a cutter boat to assist.

Once on scene, the 45-foot RB-M crew assisted the mariners with dewatering efforts with a portable dewatering pump.

The vessel was safely escorted to Back Creek Marina.

No injuries were reported.

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