Coast Guard Assists Three After Vessel Takes on Water Offshore of Clearwater

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The Coast Guard assisted three people on a vessel taking on water 15 miles west of Clearwater, Florida, Saturday evening. 

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Station Sand Key arrived in their 45-foot Response Boat. They removed two passengers and begin dewatering the 23-foot Seafox vessel.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call on channel 16 at approximately 4:55 p.m. of the vessel taking on two gallons of water a minute and the pumps unable to keep up.

The passengers and vessel were safely escorted to the Seminole Boat Ramp in Clearwater.

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