A 40 foot vessel was reported taking on water near Iceberg Island, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. Two men were subsequently rescued.
A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, safely removed the two men from the 40-foot vessel and transported them to Anacortes while there vessel was towed to Port Townsend by TowBoat US.
The Coast Guard was notified by a good Samaritan vessel via VHF-FM channel 16 at 10:20 a.m., and the case was completed at about 2 p.m. Deputies from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and Customs and Border Protection officers also responded to assist.
The cause of the vessel taking on water is unknown at this time.