Archive image: a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter returns to Air Station Clearwater, Florida, after rescuing three men and a 12-year-old boy, Saturday, March 30, 2019. The men and boy were fishing 3 miles west of Bayport when their 14-foot boat sank. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The
Coast Guard rescue three mariners from a vessel taking on water two nautical miles west of Anna Maria Island, Florida Friday.
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot
Response Boat– Medium boat crew arrived at 7:50 p.m. to the 70-foot commercial fishing vessel Warrior, took the three crewmembers off the vessel, and transferred them to a dock in Cortez with no medical concerns.
Archive image: a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium is set for heavy weather at Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida during Tropical Storm Eta, Nov. 11, 2020. Tropical Storm Eta moved up the Florida Gulf coast and made landfall at Cedar Keys. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson.
Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call on VHF-Channel 16 from the Warrior operator reporting they had 2-feet of water on board and pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Clearwater also responded.
Coast Guard will continue to monitor the vessel for possible pollution.
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