01/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/19/2020 18:22
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Correction: Coast Guard cutter assists disabled boat
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Correction: The ship that assisted the vessel was Coast Guard Cutter Decisive not Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless
NEW ORLEANS- Coast Guard Cutter Decisive assisted a disabled vessel offshore Mobile, Alabama, Saturday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 7:23 a.m. Friday that the 52-foot vessel, Sava, was disabled and adrift with four people aboard approximately 82 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Panama City, Florida.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile and diverted Coast Guard Cutter Decisive to assist the vessel.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 9:57 a.m., located the vessel and established communications.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive arrived on scene at 7:27 p.m. Friday, launched a rescue and assistance team and were able to repair the vessel's engine.
Coast Guard Cutter Decisive escorted the vessel to shore.
The vessel safely anchored near St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Florida, at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.