Sunday, September 13, 2020

Coast Guard Rescues Two From Boat

Posted By on Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:56 PM

The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a disabled vessel Saturday, approximately 11 miles southwest of Petrolia, according to a U.S. Coast Guard press release. 

The disabled pleasure craft Wooden Mistress began taking on water as the Coast Guard towed it back to Eureka, prompting the Coast Guard to rescue the crewmembers before the vessel sank. For more on the story, read the press release below.
click to enlarge The pleasure craft Wooden Mistress takes on water 28 miles south of Eureka, California, Sept, 12, 2020. The vessel began taking on water while being towed back to Eureka. ( U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) - PHOTO BY PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS TAYLOR BACON
  • Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon
  • The pleasure craft Wooden Mistress takes on water 28 miles south of Eureka, California, Sept, 12, 2020. The vessel began taking on water while being towed back to Eureka. ( U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

click to enlarge A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay crewmember looks out at the pleasure craft Wooden Mistress, 28 miles south of Eureka, California, Sept. 12, 2020. The Wooden Mistress sank after. ( U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) - PHOTO BY PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS TAYLOR BACON
  • Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon
  • A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay crewmember looks out at the pleasure craft Wooden Mistress, 28 miles south of Eureka, California, Sept. 12, 2020. The Wooden Mistress sank after. ( U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

U.S. Coast Guard press release:

EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued 2 people aboard a disabled vessel Saturday, approximately 11 miles southwest of Petrolia.

Crewmembers aboard the pleasure craft Wooden Mistress, a 52-foot motor vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay command center watchstanders via VHF radio channel 16, Saturday at approximately 9:10 a.m., reporting their vessel was disabled.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew.

The boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:40 p.m., Saturday and put the Wooden Mistress in a stern tow en route to Euerka.

During the tow, the Wooden Mistress began taking on water.

The MLB crew transferred two crewmembers and a dewatering pump to the vessel.

The flooding rate continued to increase during the dewatering of the vessel.

The MLB crew cancelled the tow and rescued the Wooden Mistress crewmembers before the vessel sank approximately 28 miles south of Eureka.

The Coast Guard crew took the Wooden Mistress crew back to Humboldt Bay with no reported injuries.

-USCG-
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