Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water offshore Dauphin Island, Alabama

Published 6:39 am Thursday, December 29, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water approximately 30 miles southeast of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call at approximately 5 p.m. via VHF marine radio channel 16 of a 29-foot vessel taking on water.

Sector Mobile watchstanders coordinated the launch of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew.

The Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and helped vector the boatcrew.  The boatcrew arrived on scene and assisted the vessel with setting up a dewatering pump and towed the vessel back to Dauphin Island safely.

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