US Coast Guard Aids Vessel Taking on Water Near Vendovi Island

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Coast Guard came to the aid of two people as their 38-foot vessel began taking on water south of Lummi Island, Wash., Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a radio call from the 38-foot pleasure craft White Fox at approximately 10:40 a.m., stating they were taking on water South of Lummi Island near Vendovi Island, Wash.

Sector Puget Sound launched a 45-foot response boat from Station Bellingham and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash.

The 45-foot response boat arrived on scene, approximately 1000 yards east of Vendovi Island, at approximately 11 a.m., and transferred a crewmember aboard the White Fox. The crewmember was able to locate and secure a faulty valve on the vessel, preventing it from taking on more water. The crewmember then assisted in dewatering the pleasure craft using its bilge pumps.

The 45-foot response boat crew towed the craft to its homeport in Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham, Wash., arriving at approximately 12:40 p.m. No injuries were reported. A boarding of the vessel yielded no violations.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.