Shrimp boat Sea King arrives in port after Coast Guard rescue

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The 88-foot shrimp boat Sea King, which was previously flooding with four people aboard off Ponte Vedra, Fla., arrived safely at Safe Harbor Marina in Atlantic Beach Tuesday afternoon.

One of the fishermen was evaluated by EMTs as a precaution due to possible inhalation of fumes from the dewatering pump, but was not taken to the hospital. There were no other injuries reported.

Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., assisted with dewatering and escorted the Sea King for about 6 hours in 6-to-8-foot seas.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the flooding.

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