Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen near Port Aransas, Texas

The fishing vessel Jenna Dawn takes on water approximately 35 miles offshore of Port Aransas, Texas, Sept. 9, 2018. Once on scene, the two crew members were transferred from the vessel to a Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas.

The fishing vessel Jenna Dawn takes on water approximately 35 miles offshore of Port Aransas, Texas, Sept. 9, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen after their fishing vessel began taking on water approximately 35 miles east of Port Aransas, Texas, Monday morning.

At 11:52 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard  Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the fishing vessel Jenna Dawn was disabled and taking on water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, diverted a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and launched a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew.

Once on scene, the two fishermen were transferred from the vessel to the RB-M and taken back to shore. No medical assistance was requested.

The vessel’s owner will coordinate salvage.

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