CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water Tuesday after their vessel capsized near Port Isabel, Texas.
Coast Guard Sector Corpus
Christi command center watchstanders received a call at 7:26 p.m. from
an individual stating his friends, three adult males, were in the water
after their vessel capsized north of the Queen Isabella Causeway.
A 33-foot Special Purpose
Craft–Law Enforcement crew and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew from
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island launched to assist.
Once on scene, the SPC–LE
crew located the three individuals, pulled them from the water and
transported them to White Sands Marina in Port Isabel.
The vessel’s operator attributed the vessel capsizing to instability resulting from shifting weight on deck while fishing.
No injuries were reported. TowBoat U.S. salvaged the vessel and returned it to White Sand Marina.
"Cases like this
illustrate how static forces can impact the stability of a vessel," said
Petty Officer 2nd Class Albert Blodgett, coxswain for the case.
"Knowing how to properly distribute weight on board your boat can
substantially improve your safety.”