Coast Guard Station Fire Island assists vessel taking on water

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard responded to a distressed 26-foot pleasure craft taking on water near Fire Island, New York, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a distress call from a vessel near Fire Island Inlet stating that their vessel was taking on water.

Sector Long Island Sound issued an urgent marine information broadcast (UMIB) and launched a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island.

Once on scene, the rescue boatcrew began to dewater and escort the vessel to the Captree Boat Basin.

A commercial salvage company arrived on scene and took over the dewatering efforts. The commercial salvage company then escorted the vessel to Oakdale, New York.

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