Coast Guard responds to disabled sailing vessel – Photo available

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard responded to a disabled 12-foot sailing vessel with a father and son on board near Point No Point, Wash., today.

Coast Guard Sector Seattle received a report from a Good Samaritan at 2:20 p.m., that a red flare had been sighted in the vicinity of Point No Point. The Good Samaritan said the flare came from a disabled sailing vessel.

A passing tug reported to Coast Guard Sector Seattle that the sailing vessel was de-masted. The tug was unable to get in close proximity of the vessel due to its tow.

Coast Guard Station Seattle launched a 41-foot utility boat crew along with an HH-65C Dolphin crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles to the scene.

Upon arrival to the scene, the father and son on board the sailing vessel were found to be unharmed but in need of a tow.

A local towing agency is en route to the scene and will tow the disabled vessel to Kingston Marina in Kingston, Wash.

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