Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea

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U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Tampa Bay
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Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted five people on a disabled and adrift vessel Saturday.

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback towed the 51-foot vessel “Family First” to commercial salvage near Key West, Florida where the crew will meet with the owner of the vessel.

Coast Guard District 7 command center watchstanders received an emergency notification from the “Family First” crew of the vessel disabled 28 miles north of Cuba, Wednesday. District 7 requested Air Marine support (AMO) who located the vessel and determined the nature of distress. The Diamondback towed the vessel within 30 miles of Key West where commercial salvage assumed the tow.

The five people where on a voyage from Cancun, Mexico to deliver the vessel to the owner for further transfer to dry-dock in Fort Lauderdale. 

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