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Coast Guard Rescues Three Near Grays Harbor

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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three people aboard a vessel taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash., Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a distress call from the crew of the 58-foot crabbing vessel Persistence at 8:50 p.m. The crew reported they were taking on water approximately 5 miles northwest of the Grays Harbor bar and were low on fuel for their dewatering pump.

Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor dispatched two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews to the scene. The crews delivered two dewatering pumps to the vessel and escorted the Persistence and its crew safely back to Grays Harbor. There were no injuries reported.

Weather on scene consisted of winds of 10-20 knots and seas of 10-12 feet.

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