USCG assists vessel taking on water near Freshwater Bayou
The Coast Guard assisted a 77-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Freshwater Bayou, Louisiana, Wednesday.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a 77-foot fishing vessel with three mariners aboard taking on water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65E Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Sabine Response Boat-Medium boat crew to the scene.
Once on scene, the Air Station Houston helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer and a dewatering pump to the vessel. The source of the flooding was secured and the vessel was dewatered.
The vessel is anchored with the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse on scene assisting and evaluating the source of the vessel’s power outage.
No injuries were reported.