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WATCH: Coast Guard rescues disabled vessel by South Padre Island

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 18:03:27-04

Three people on a disabled 32-foot vessel were assisted by the Coast Guard and towed to safety.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon was launched after Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a 32-foot vessel with three mariners aboard. The vessel had lost steering.

The disabled vessel was about 46 miles offshore when they arrived.

"We're pleased with the preparedness of these mariners and their ability to navigate multiple channels in order to contact the Coast Guard," said Lt. Andrew Ellis, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon. "We also commend the excellent teamwork that was made by multiple assets in order to escort the mariners to safety."

The Cutter Sturgeon crew towed the vessel toward Station South Padre Island where a Station South Padre Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew took over. The boat was returned to the Sea Ranch Restaurant in South Padre Island, Texas.

No injuries were reported.