WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Three Mariners on 70-Foot Commercial Fishing Vessel

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Coast Guard will continue to monitor the vessel for possible pollution

WATCH: A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew took three crew members off a 70-foot commercial fishing vessel taking on water and transferred them to a dock in Cortez, Florida, Jan. 8, 2021. There are no medical concerns and the Coast Guard continues to monitor the vessel for possible pollution. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video.

(U.S. COAST GUARD) – The Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a vessel taking on water two miles west of Anna Maria Island, Florida Friday.

A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew arrived at 7:50 p.m. to the 70-foot commercial fishing vessel Warrior, took the three crew members off the vessel, and transferred them to a dock in Cortez with no medical concerns.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call on VHF-Channel 16 from the Warrior operator reporting they had 2-feet of water on board and pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater also responded.

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the vessel for possible pollution.

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