Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water offshore South Padre Island, Texas

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a 67-foot fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a 67-foot fishing vessel with three mariners aboard taking on water 36 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched to the scene. Once on scene, the crew of the RB-M assisted in dewatering the vessel by passing over a dewatering pump and a boarding team.

The vessel and crew were then escorted back to the Port of Brownsville near Brownsville, Texas.

No injuries were reported.


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