Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 25 passengers and crew members

Cornelia Mascio
Marzo 21, 2017

A dramatic Coast Guard rescue on Sunday, as a 63-foot fishing charter vessel took on water.

The Coast Guard immediately dispatched a helicopter and small boat out of San Diego, about 60 miles away, and later sent its cutter, the Sockeye.

The Coast Guard received a call at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday from the charter fishing vessel, named Truline, and sailors said they struck a "submerged object" and started taking on water about one half-mile south of San Clemente Island.

At 8:30 a.m. the 20 passengers were transferred to the Sockeye, with five crew remaining on the Truline, the Coast Guard said. Five crewmembers stayed aboard to assist Sockeye's crew with dewatering the vessel.

"At approximately 7 a.m., the Sockeye's crew arrived to relieve the Navy crew".

By 1:30 p.m., the Truline passengers had arrived at the 22nd Street landing in San Pedro, Calif. Truline made it to the Newport Beach (Calif.) Shipyard hours later. As of 11 a.m., the fishing boat was still on its way back to San Pedro.

There were no injuries reported.

A Coast Guard crew helped rescue a woman who suffered a seizure on a charter boat Monday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye is an 87-foot patrol boat home ported in Bodega Bay, California.

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