Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 5 miles east of Mayport

Coast Guard Station St. Joseph 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters Saturday after their boat began taking on water five miles east of Mayport.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 5:51 p.m. from the operator a 28-foot sport fisher stating they were taking on water.

A Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched to assist at 6:04 p.m.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene and embarked three of the four boaters. Two RB-M crewmembers began dewatering the vessel. The vessel was safely escorted to the Mayport boat ramp and trailered.

No injuries were reported.

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