The Coast Guard received a distress called from the tug Delta Captain and launched rescue crews; a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Monterey, the Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye — an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat home ported in Bodega Bay — and an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station San Francisco.
The rescue helicopter crew located the survivors of the Delta Captain and deployed a rescue swimmer to hoist them aboard. All four were transported to shore in Monterey, and transferred to awaiting emergency medical technicians. There were no reports of injuries.
The tug Delta Captain sank and may still be attached via towline to the barge.