Coast Guard rescue 3 from vessel sinks off Long Branch, New Jersey

Coast Guard rescue 3 from vessel sinks off Long Branch, New Jersey
Archive image: A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City flies over the streets of Washington D.C. during a patrol on March 16, 2017.
Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City support the National Capital Region Air Defense Facility (NCRADF) by supplying multiple aircraft to assist the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Auxiliarist David Lau.

LONG BRANCH, New Jersey — Coast Guard crewmembers rescue three people after their vessel began taking on water 3 nautical miles east of Long Branch, Sunday.​

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial notification from the Monmouth County 911 dispatcher at 9:14 A.M. that three people aboard a sinking vessel were in need of assistance.​

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet was dispatched to the scene along with an MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, which was diverted from a seach and rescue training.​ ​

The rescue swimmer was lowered from the helicopter and helped all three people climb aboard the Motor Lifeboat. They were transported to Shark River Marina.​

Coast Guard helicopter aircrew and Motor Lifeboat crew rescue three people after their vessel began taking on water 3 nautical miles east of Long Branch, Sept. 12, 2021.
No injuries or medical concerns were reported. All persons rescued were wearing lifejackets.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

The three persons rescued was translated in good conditions, no injuries or medical concerns were reported. All sinking vessel crew members were wearing life jackets.

-USCG-

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