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Two rescued from disabled bass boat south of Cameron

Coast Guard
Posted at 9:51 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 10:51:14-04

The Coast Guard says they rescued two mariners after their vessel became disabled approximately 14 miles south of Cameron.

On Wednesday evening, the Coast Guard was notified of a disabled 18-foot bass boat with two people on board, anchored and without fuel. Watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast.

A boat crew was launched to the scene but was unable to fuel the vessel due to weather. Officials say the crew attempted to tow the vessel but had to stop when it began to take on water. The two mariners were transported to the coast guard vessel and taken to the Cameron Ferry.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard has issued a safety marine information broadcast alerting mariners to the sunken vessel. Weather on scene was reported as 6-foot seas with 30 mph winds.