Friday morning at approximately 6 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard Station
Oregon Inlet received a call about a vessel that was taking on water
and which was aground in the vicinity of the Bonner Bridge.
station immediately launched the 47291 MLB (Motor Lifeboat) to assist,
and once on scene, the crew determined the water was too shallow to
approach the vessel with the MLB. As such, the station launched the
24536 SPC-SW (Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water) to address the
on scene, the crews passed a dewatering pump from the 47’ MLB to the
24’ SPC-SW, which was able to get in close to the vessel and begin the
dewatering process. All six people on the aground vessel were then
safely transferred to the station’s 24’ SPC-SW, and were brought back
to Pirates Cove Marina onboard the 47’ MLB.
aground vessel remains partially submerged in the vicinity of the
Bonner Bridge, and mariners are requested by the U.S. Coast Guard
Station Oregon Inlet to exercise caution while transiting the area.