Coast Guard, partners rescue 14 boaters in active week off Florida’s Suncoast
Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a mayday call, Friday, April 12, around 11 p.m., from three people reporting that their 47-foot commercial fishing vessel was sinking, 1 mile southwest of Johns Pass. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew recovered all three people floating next to their partially submerged and aground vessel, at around 11:10 p.m., then transported them to Johns Pass Marina to receive higher-level care from emergency medical services. No injuries were reported. The mariners coordinated their vessel’s recovery with commercial salvage and had 605 gallons of diesel pumped, Monday, from the vessel’s fuel tank. The vessel was towed, Tuesday, to Snug Harbor Boatworks. No pollution was reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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