Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel taking on water off NC coast

45 3WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a vessel taking on water off the North Carolina coast.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a report from two people aboard the 50-foot pleasure craft Ticker Tape VI at about 11:45 p.m.Saturday, stating the boat was disabled and taking on water about 14 miles southeast of Wilmington.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) crew launched from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

The RBM crew arrived on scene at about 1 a.m. Sunday, took the two people aboard, and brought them to Station Wrightsville Beach. The flooded vessel was left adrift with the navigation lights energized.

No injuries were reported. The owner plans to contact a salvage company to attempt to retrieve the vessel.

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