Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a vessel taking on water near St. George Island near Panama City, Florida, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Panama City received a report at 11:39 p.m., Saturday, of a 56-foot fishing vessel that ran aground on the south-western side of St. George Island.

Station Panama City launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist the vessel.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 2:02 a.m., de-watered the vessel with a de-watering pump, and transported the vessel’s crew to shore.

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