Coast Guard Station Channel Islands assists vessel in distress

090127-8744K-0072LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard responded to a vessel taking on water near Channel Islands Harbor.

Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach Operations Center in Long Beach received a call from the 35-foot sailing vessel Tipsy at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, reporting that their vessel was taking on water with two people aboard three miles off Channel Islands near platform Gina.

The Coast Guard immediately launched a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands to assist the vessel.

The two boaters are reported to be in good condition. Station Channel Islands boatcrew members were placed aboard Tipsy with a dewatering pump and assisted the vessel with dewatering. Boatcrew members from Station Channel Islands safely escorted the vessel back to Channel Islands Harbor.

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