Coast Guard rescues 12 near Port Mansfield, Texas

The Coast Guard rescued 12 people aboard a 160-foot vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 3:40 a.m. of the commercial diving vessel Gulf Justice taking on water with 12 people aboard. Watchstanders directed the launch of two Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews at 12:40 p.m. after a tug was unable to assist as planned due to not being able to get underway. Watchstanders maintained hourly communication with the vessel operator throughout the…

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