Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard assists 4 mariners from vessel taking on water near
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HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard assisted four mariners from a recreational vessel taking on water
near Freeport, Texas, Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification
at 3 a.m. of four people aboard a 20-foot recreational vessel that was hard
aground and taking on water approximately 75 yards from Coast Guard Station
Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot
Response Boat–Medium boat crew.
The boat crew arrived on scene and safely transferred the four people from
the partly submerged vessel and transported them to the Bridge Bait boat ramp.
All four mariners were reported to be in stable condition.
The partly submerged vessel is anchored and not a hazard to
navigation based on its position. The owner will coordinate salvage.