Coast Guard rescues 12 persons forced to abandon an aground cargo vessel off the coast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard rescue crews assisted 12 people who were forced to abandon the 195-foot cargo vessel Bonnie G the morning of Oct. 4, 2023, after the vessel started taking on water and ran aground half a mile south from the local airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard is investigating this incident, assessing the pollution threat from the Bonnie G and coordinating with the vessel owner and local authorities to remove the pollution threat from this vessel as quickly and safely as possible. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)