Coast Guard rescues 4 people off St. Catherines Sound

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assists in dewatering a 17-foot vessel taking on water five miles offshore of St.Catherines Sound, Georgia, June 22, 2020. The RBM crew used a P6 pump to dewater the vessel and towed the vessel to Newport River where they conducted a tow transfer to Sea Tow. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island)

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew tows 17-foot vessel taking on water five miles offshore of St. Catherines Sound, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island)

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard assisted four people whose vessel was taking on water five miles offshore of St. Catherines Sound, Monday.

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assisted in dewatering the vessel with a P6 pump and towed the vessel to Newport River where they conducted a tow transfer to commercial towing company.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report from Chatham County Dispatch at 10:28 a.m., via Station Tybee Island of a 17-foot vessel taking on water with four people aboard. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and directed the launch of a Station Tybee Island RB—M crew.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene, began dewatering the vessel, and placed the vessel in tow until they were relieved by the commercial towing company personnel.

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