Coast Guard Towing Distressed Sail Boat

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard responded and rescued the crew of a distressed sail boat off the coast of North Carolina today.

The Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island, a 110-foot patrol boat home ported in Fort Macon, N.C., rescued four people from the 45-foot sailboat Sur L’ Eau this morning approximately 300 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The Coast Guard received notification from the crew of the sail vessel after they lost power and the ability to steer. The Staten Island arrived on scene at about 6:42 a.m. and removed the passengers for their safety. The sail boat will be towed ashore by the Staten Island crew.

The Sur L’ Eau is home ported in Lewes, Del.

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