Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report from a mariner aboard the 42-foot vessel stating it was taking on water and launched Station Sandy Hook to assist. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook)
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners after their boat began taking on water near Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Saturday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report from a mariner aboard a 42-foot vessel stating it was taking on water.
Sector New York watchstandards issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-small (RBS) boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook.
Once on scene, the RBS boatcrew assisted the mariners with dewatering efforts with a portable dewatering pump.
The vessel was safely towed to Atlantic Highlands Marina, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
No injuries or pollution were reported.