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Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water

Posted at 2:28 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 15:28:49-04

(U.S. Coast Guard) – Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that the vessel “Juanitas” was taking on water and in need of assistance.

Coast Guard crews assisted a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 22 miles offshore of Baffin Bay, Texas, Saturday night.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched. Once on scene, the MH-65 aircrew passed a dewatering pump to the vessel who was able to secure the source of the flooding.

The fishing vessel’s sister ship Ms. Robin arrived on scene to assist.

The “Juanitas” was able to make way and is under its own power en route to Port Isabel, Texas.