Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sailboat in Pamlico Sound

U.S. Coast Guard District 5
Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill

Date: 06.15.2013
Posted: 06.16.2013 10:37
News ID: 108736
Coast Guard crew assists sailboat taking on water

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and agood Samaritan rescued two people Saturday aboard a 22-foot sailboat taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke, N.C.<br /> <br /> The crew of the Sea-Ya, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 1:10 p.m. requesting assistance due to their boat taking on water.<br /> <br /> Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat - Small from Coast Guard Station Ocracoke and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet.<br /> <br /> A good Samaritan arrived on scene and transferred one of the two crewmembers from the Sea-Ya onto their boat.<br /> <br /> The RB-S crew arrived on scene and transferred a crewmember to the Sea-Ya to assist in dewatering. Once the MLB crew arrived on scene, they placed the Sea-Ya in tow en route to Ocracoke.<br /> <br /> The remaining Sea-Ya crewmember and Coast Guard crewmember were transferred to the RBS. The RBS took the crewmember to Ocracoke.<br /> <br /> There are no reports of injuries and TowBoat U.S. is scheduled to salvage the boat in Ocracoke.