Tallship American Pride returns to port under escort

San Pedro, Calif – Rescuers from the Coast Guard, Long Beach and Los Angeles Fire Departments, Long Beach Police Department, Los Angeles Port Police, and Los Angeles County Lifeguards responded to the tallship schooner American Pride taking on water with 40 people on board approximately seven nautical miles south of the Long Beach Harbor today.

The American Pride returned to port under its own power.  Pumps on board the vessel are currently have the flooding contained.  There are no reported injuries.

The American Pride is 130-foot three masted schooner operated by the Children’s Maritime Foundation.

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  1. Pete Kutzer says:

    Our son, Jordan, was a passenger on the American Pride. Our family is extremely grateful to all the members of the Coast Guard who scrambled to their aid. You took a potentially very dangerous situation and handled it quickly, with great professionalism. The students’ schooner may have the name, but it’s the Coast Guard who earned the title American Pride again yesterday.
    Thank you all very much.
    Pete and Rebecca Kutzer