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Supply vessel taking on water near Cameron

Posted at 12:09 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 13:09:51-04

Coast Guard crews assisted a 145-foot offshore supply vessel taking on water, near Cameron, Louisiana, early Monday.

At midnight, the crew of the Candy Store contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of assistance.

A Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew was launched. Once on scene, the crew of the RB-S passed two dewatering pumps to the vessel and remained on scene throughout the night with the Candy Store.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel were dispatched to the scene to investigate and respond to fuel discharge around the partially submerged vessel.