The Coast Guard rescued three mariners aboard a disabled vessel taking on water near Matagorda, Texas, Monday morning.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a disabled shrimping vessel that was taking on water approximately two miles from the Matagorda jetties.
A shrimping vessel lies partially submerged in Matagorda Bay near Matagorda, Texas, Aug. 26, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port O’ Connor)
A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched.
The mariners contacted the command center via cellular phone and informed them that they would be abandoning the vessel. Watchstanders instructed the mariners to ignite a flare to make the RB-M crew aware of their location.
Once on-scene the three mariners were taken from the water onto the RB-M and then transported to Station Port O’Connor. There were no reported injuries.
The vessel remains partially submerged in Matagorda Bay approximately 300-yards from shore. A Safety Marine Information Broadcast has been issued to mariners in the area. The owner of the vessel has made vessel salvage arrangements.
Source: Coast Guard News