Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Baffin Bay, Texas

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 22 miles offshore of Baffin Bay, Texas, Saturday night.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that the fishing vessel Juanitas was taking on water and in need of assistance.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched. Once on scene, the MH-65 aircrew passed a dewatering pump to the vessel who was able to secure the source of the flooding.

The fishing vessel’s sister ship Ms. Robin arrived on scene to assist.

The Juanitas was able to make way and is under its own power en route to Port Isabel, Texas.

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