Coast Guard responds to capsized America’s Cup vessel near San Francisco

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN FRANCISCO — A 100-yard safety zone has been established around an America’s Cup Team Artemis vessel that capsized in San Francisco Bay today.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center were notified at approximately 1:00 p.m. of the vessel capsizing near Treasure Island while practicing.

The Artemis 72, a Swedish-flagged vessel, had 12 people aboard when it capsized. All 12 people were taken out of the water by the America’s Cup support vessels. One of the crewmembers was transported to the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

Crews from two 45-foot response boat – mediums from Coast Guard Stations Golden Gate and San Francisco along with the Coast Guard Cutter Pike, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco responded to the incident. Crews from the San Francisco Fire Department and Police Department also responded.

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