U.S. Coast Guard Assists Four Boaters After Collision Two Miles East of Port Canaveral

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45-foot Response Boat Crew assisted

The Coast Guard assisted four boaters Sunday after a commercial fishing vessel and recreation boat collided 2 miles east of Port Canaveral.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Coast Guard assisted four boaters Sunday after a commercial fishing vessel and recreation boat collided 2 miles east of Port Canaveral.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call from a members aboard the 48-foot fishing vessel Joyce Marie at 3:30 p.m. stating its outrigger and a 25-foot boat collided.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat -Medium crew launched to assist and embarked two adults and two children from the 25-foot boat after it became disabled.

The boaters were taken to Jetty Park where EMS was waiting.

Minor injuries were reported to an adult male.

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The 45-foot response boat-medium has revitalized the Coast Guard’s shore-based boat fleet, delivering improved speed, maneuverability and ergonomics over the 41-foot utility boat and other nonstandard boats it has replaced. The RB-M makes boat crews more effective in performing multiple Coast Guard missions, including search and rescue; ports, waterways and coastal security; law enforcement; and drug and migrant interdiction. (USCG image)


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