Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island

Two Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews monitor the Cosa Fina as the vessel's crew work to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of a dewatering pump passed by Coast Guard crews Sept. 4, 2018 near South Padre Island, Texas. The vessel was able to secure the source of the water and is making way to shore under the escort of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island.

Two Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews monitor the Cosa Fina as the vessel’s crew work to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of a dewatering pump passed by Coast Guard crews Sept. 4, 2018 near South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted a fishing vessel taking on water 30 miles northeast of South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday night.

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

Two Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews and an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew were launched.

Once on scene, the boat crew of the SPC-LE passed a dewatering pump to the vessel.

The crew of the Cosa Fina were able to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of the dewatering pump until the source of the water was secured.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo escorted the Cosa Fina as the vessel returns to shore.

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