Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water near Channel Islands

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded to a distress call July 11 from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water approximately eight miles southwest of the Channel Islands.

A 47-foor motor lifeboat was dispatched from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor and is towing the vessel back to Channel Islands Harbor.

Upon arrival at the harbor, the Coast Guard will conduct a post-search-and-rescue boarding. The cause of the vessel taking on water is undetermined.

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