Coast Guard Assists Vessel in Distress in San Pablo Bay

A U.S. Coast Guard crew assisted a sailing vessel in distress Wednesday in San Pablo Bay.

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a distress call at 3:25 p.m. from the operator of a 42-foot recreational sailing vessel.

The operator told Coast Guard watchstanders that the vessel, which had eight passengers on board, had lost its steering capability and was headed toward rocks.

A Coast Guard crew was patrolling in the area and was diverted to locate the sailing vessel.

The crew reached the vessel, launched a rigid hull inflatable boat and was able to tow the vessel away from the rocks, according to the Coast Guard.

Another Coast Guard crew from the Vallejo station then arrived on the scene, took over the tow and brought the crew and the disabled vessel to safety.

Dennis Culver, Bay City News

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