Coast Guard, MNRP rescue 4 from sinking vessel

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Coast Guard, MNRP rescue 4 from sinking vessel

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Coast Guard and the Maryland Natural Resource Police rescued four people aboard a sinking pleasure craft 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report through VHF Channel 16 from a person stating that their 25-foot vessel was taking on water.

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City was launched aboard an 47-foot Motor Lifeboat to assist. 

When they arrived on scene, the crew dewatered the sinking vessel while a boatcrew from MNRP disembarked the four people from the vessel and transported them to shore. 

No injuries were reported. All persons aboard the sinking vessel were wearing lifejackets.