HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners after their vessel
became disabled approximately 14 miles offshore Cameron, Louisiana,
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a
disabled 18-foot bass boat with two mariners anchored without
fuel. Watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast.
A Coast Guard Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was
launched to the scene. The boat crew was unable to fuel the vessel due to
weather. They then attempted to tow the vessel but had to stop the evolution
when it began to take on water after a wave hit the bow.
The two mariners were safely transferred to the RB-M and taken to the
No injuries were reported.
The Coast Guard has issued a safety marine information broadcast alerting
mariners to the sunken vessel.
Weather on scene was reported as 6-foot seas with 30 mph winds.