Coast Guard Assists Fishing Vessel Taking on Water

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard search and rescue crews assisted a fishing vessel taking on water in St. Andrew Sound near Brunswick, Ga., Tuesday afternoon.

The Fran and Lloyd, a 78-foot fishing vessel from Brunswick, radioed to the Coast Guard at approximately 2: 50 p.m. that they had three-to-four-feet of water in the engine room and needed assistance.

Coast Guard crews from Air Station Savannah and Station Brunswick launched to assist the two men aboard the vessel. The helicopter crew from Savannah arrived on scene first and lowered a de-watering pump to help stabilize the fishing boat. The small boat crew from Station Brunswick arrived shortly after and escorted the vessel to Brunswick Landing Marina.

The Fran and Lloyd was able to return to shore under its own power and discovered that the water was coming from a fresh water pump on board the vessel.

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