CORPUS CHRISTI — 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
A 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.