United States Coast Guard - 8th District Heartland

01/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/19/2020 17:17

Coast Guard cutter assists disabled boat

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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
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Coast Guard cutter assists disabled boat

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NEW ORLEANS- Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless 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 Dauntless 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 Dauntless 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 Dauntless escorted the vessel to shore.

The vessel safely anchored near St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Florida, at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.