Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel began taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Wednesday. At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the crew of the 51-foot Smoker II that they were taking on water. The vessel’s dewatering pumps were keeping up with the flow of water,...