Coast Guard crews rescue three mariners near Anna Maria Island

Coast Guard crews rescue three mariners near Anna Maria Island
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 BoatMedium 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.​

Coast Guard crews rescue three mariners near Anna Maria Island
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.​

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the vessel for possible pollution.

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A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew took three crew members off a 70-foot commercial fishing vessel taking on water and transferred them to a dock in Cortez, Florida, Jan. 8, 2021. There are no medical concerns and the Coast Guard continues to monitor the vessel for possible pollution.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

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