Coast Guard assists 8 from vessel taking on water near Blake Island, Wash

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
SEATTLE — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Seattle assisted five adults and three children when their boat began taking on water near Blake Island, Wash., July 31, 2013.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, were notified of a 45-foot pleasure craft taking on water in Puget Sound by Kitsap County 911 dispatchers at about 2:30 p.m. The Seattle-based crew launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and arrived on scene about one mile north of Blake Island.

All eight people were safely transferred to the RBM, and commercial vessel assistance was contracted to tow the vessel safely to Port Orchard, Wash. None of the individuals aboard required medical attention.

There were no injuries or pollution reported, and it is unknown why the vessel was taking on water.

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