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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted five boaters Friday aboard a disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas.
Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification at 8:32
a.m. of a disabled 33-foot center console adrift with five people aboard
near the Freeport jetties.
Due to the
vessel's loss of power, inability to anchor and commercial salvage's
inability to assist, watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard
Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew to assist and issued
an urgent marine information broadcast.
Station Freeport RB–M crew arrived on scene, took the vessel in tow and
safely transported the vessel and personnel to Surfside Marina.
this busy boating season, please ensure all of your safety equipment is
on board, properly maintained and available for all passengers,"
said Lt. Cmdr. Ian Murray, search and rescue mission coordinator, Sector