Coast Guard rescues 2 after fishing vessel takes on water near Coos Bay, Oregon

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News Release  

September 18, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
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Coast Guard rescues 2 after fishing vessel takes on water near Coos Bay, Oregon


COOS BAY, Ore. -- A Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Coos Bay assisted the fishing vessel Car Tanya, Sunday evening.

The boat crew successfully dewatered and towed the 58-foot fishing vessel 13 miles back to Coos Bay.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a request for assistance from the mariners aboard the vessel at 5:42 p.m., reporting the vessel was taking on water and losing power. 

An Air Station North Bend aircrew aboard an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter initially responded but returned to base after the Coos Bay boat crew was able to safely assist the vessel.

The boat crew delivered a pump to the fishing vessel and provided escort until the vessel lost power.

The crew then towed the vessel to the bar and requested another Station Coos Bay asset bring a second dewatering pump. During the tow, the Car Tanya crew lost radio communications and the Coast Guard crew provided them with a handheld radio.

At approximately 10 p.m., the boat crew moored up the fishing vessel in Coos Bay and conducted a post-Search and Rescue boarding, resulting in a termination order due to multiple discrepancies found aboard the vessel.

A Captain of the Port order was issued to the vessel due to deteriorated conditions and will be required to stay in port until repairs are made.