fishing boat rescue

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Pelican, an 87-foot patrol boat stationed in Corpus Christi, tows a disabled 84-foot fishing boat after a vessel collision 15 miles off Port O’Connor on Monday. The Pelican crew safely transferred the tow to the crew of another fishing vessel, which transported it to the Port of Palacios for repairs.

Coast Guard personnel were dispatched to a collision involving two fishing vessels near Port O’Connor Monday night.

About 9 p.m., Coast Guard watchstanders in Corpus Christi received a mayday call via radio from the crew aboard the Aiden Boy, according to a Coast Guard news release.

The crew members reported a collision with the Joseph Vu, another fishing vessel about 15 miles from Port O’Connor. Both vessels were disabled by damage, but neither crews were reportedly “in distress,” according to the release.

After the collision, the Joseph Vu’s crew anchored to conduct repairs. Because of fishing nets tangled in the Aiden Boy’s propeller, that vessel’s crew requested a tow.

Coast Guard officials sent a 45-foot response boat and an 87-foot patrol boat, which transferred the crew members to a third vessel.

Crew members of the Joseph Vu were transferred to Miss Juliana, a fishing boat, which then towed the vessel to the Port of Palacios.

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