Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana

A Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel respond to a vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana, Oct. 15, 2018. The crew of the RB-S passed two dewatering pumps while personnel from MSU Lake Charles were dispatched to investigate and respond to fuel discharge around the partially submerged vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles.

A Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel respond to a vessel taking on water near Cameron, Louisiana, Oct. 15, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles.

HOUSTON —Coast Guard crews assisted a 145-foot offshore supply vessel taking on water, near Cameron, Louisiana, early Monday morning.

At 12:00 a.m., the crew of the Candy Store contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of assistance.

A Coast Guard Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew was launched. Once on scene, the crew of the RB-S passed two dewatering pumps to the vessel and remained on scene throughout the night with the Candy Store.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel were dispatched to the scene to investigate and respond to fuel discharge around the partially submerged vessel.

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