Two mariners were successfully rescued from a vessel taking on water 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. They were transported by a Coast Guard aircrew to Air Station Astoria around 5:40 p.m.
The request for assistance came in at 2:10 p.m. from the owner of the vessel Le Enterprise, an 87-foot yacht, reportedly taking on water.
Crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, homeported in Port Angeles but on patrol in the area, and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) from Station Gray’s Harbor diverted to the scene to assist if needed.
After the aircrew assisted the mariners, the MLB crew returned to base while the Swordfish remained on scene to monitor the vessel’s condition.