Saturday, March 8, 2008

USCG Cutter Rescues Water Bug Crew

The U.S. Coast Guard reported rescuing three occupants of a boat that hit the south jetties in Charleston Harbor and began taking on water Thursday evening. According to the Charleston Post and Courier the boat's owner suffered back injuries while two others aboard the 48-foot boat named "Water Bug" home ported at Baltimore Maryland were not injured in the 7:51 p.m. crash, said Lee Bower, search and rescue coordinator with the Coast Guard's Sector Charleston.

The Coast Guard launched two small boats, the Cutter Yellowfin and a helicopter. A Coast Guard small rescue boat took the Water Bug's occupants from the stern and ferried them to the Charleston City Marina.

Charleston County EMS took the boat's owner to a local hospital for treatment. The damaged vessel was towed by Tow Boat US.

Apparently the Water Bug was en route from the south when they took a wrong turn heading directly for the Charleston Harbor entrance.

Talk about taking a wrong turn the ship ended up high and dry during a storm off the coast of France this past weekend. The crew is safe and the ship undamaged but now what? Even at high tide the water is only four feet deep along this beach.


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