Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 from in Herring Bay, Md.

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

Coast Guard Station Annapolis 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and the Anne Arundel Fire Department rescued four people from a vessel taking on water in Herring Bay, Maryland, late Friday night.

Coast Guard watchstanders initially received the report from a person aboard the vessel via cell phone, and launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis to respond.

Once on-scene, the 45-foot response boat crewmembers transferred two persons aboard the response boat, assisted in de-watering the vessel, and towed the vessel to Herrington Harbour North marina, while the 29-foot response boat crewmembers also assisted in dewatering the vessel and escorted the 45-foot response boat into the marina.

The Anne Arundel Fire boat transferred the other two people aboard their vessel.

“We’d like to thank the Anne Arundel Fire Department for supporting this case so quickly,” said Ensign Clayton Harts, the command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center. “Our relationships with local state and federal partners help us to save lives and make the Mid-Atlantic waters safer for everyone.”

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