Coast Guard assists 9 people aboard disabled fishing vessel

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 1:55pm

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel taking on water with nine people aboard, 33 miles southeast of Port O'Connor, Sunday.

At 3 a.m Corpus Christi received a distress call from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel High Class Hooker, stating that they were disabled and taking on water with nine persons onboard.

The Coast Guard dispatched a boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat Station Port O’Connor, as well as an aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an aircrew aboard a HU-25 Falcon jet from Air Station Corpus Christi.

The aircrews were able to locate the vessel and guide the RB-M boatcrew to the location to provide assistance.

Once the crew of the boatcrew arrived, it was determined that the leak was manageable and the vessel was taken in tow back to Port O’Connor to facilitate repairs.



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