Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck assists vessel taking on water

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard responded to a report of the 34-foot sailing vessel Mary Lynn taking on water near Eatons Neck Point, July 9, 2014.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck heard the call over the radio and diverted from training nearby to assist.

“We were able to respond to their call for assistance quickly,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Swieciki, of Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck. “During our transit to the Mary Lynn, we ensured that we had everything ready to go on the back deck including the P-6 pump and damage control kit.”

Two Coast Guard crewmembers went aboard the sailing vessel along armed with a dewatering pump and located the cause of the flooding.

“A raw water cooling hose had come loose,” said Swieciki. “The owner of the sailing vessel secured the engines, which slowed down the flooding. Our crew used the dewatering pump along with the vessel’s installed dewatering system to remove nearly 200 gallons of water.”

Station Eatons Neck boatcrew towed the sailing vessel back to its port at Huntington Marina in Huntington.

Every year Coast Guard First District assists in $119 million in property saved.

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