Coast Guard Rescues Two from Sinking Boat in Connecticut

NEW YORK – Two people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sail boat was flooded with 500 gallons of sea water in Ziegler Cove, Darien, Conn., around 6:20 a.m. today.

A Coast Guard rescue crew from Station Eaton’s Neck in North Port, Long Island, arrived on scene shortly after receiving the distress call from the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nanna Lady, and immediately deployed a dewatering pump in the ships engine room. After pumping out hundreds of gallons of seawater, the rescue crew was able to determine the source of the leak and secure it. The boat flooded due to a malfunctioning valve in the engine room.

Sea Tow was on scene and towed the Nanna Lady to McMichael Yacht Yard in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

“If you know your equipment and how it works, you should think ahead on what you can do if an emergency situation takes place. Planning ahead is the key to safe boating,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Trevor Morseburg, from Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck.

The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to boat safe, wear a life jacket and obtain a free vessel safety check from the Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron.

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