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Adam B. Meyer, Esq. Maritime Insurance International 843.606.5270 Office 910.202.4308

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, local partner agencies and a good Samaritan responded Saturday to a boat taking on water with six people aboard near Kent Island.

Responding agencies included Maryland Natural Resources Police and Annapolis Fire Department.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a distress call over VHF-FM marine channel 16 from a boater aboard a 23-foot boat stating his vessel was taking on water.

Sector Maryland-National Capital Region issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched boat crews from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, MNRP and Annapolis Fire Department.

A good Samaritan responded to the UMIB, removed the six boaters from the sinking boat and transferred them to MNRP's boat. MNRP then transferred the boaters to Matapeake Marina.

The Annapolis Fire boat crew began dewatering efforts and Station Annapolis boat crew members assisted.

Personnel TowBoatUS completed the dewatering effort and towed the boat to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

"This is a perfect example of how inter-agency cooperation plays an important role in keeping the Chesapeake Bay a safe place for boaters," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Colin Burr, boat crew member aboard the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Annapolis.

No injuries were reported.

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Adam B. Meyer, Esq. Maritime Insurance International 843.606.5270 Office 910.202.4308

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