Three People Rescued From Rough Seas, Disabled Boat

Three people onboard a sailboat in trouble are safe now thanks to the Coast Guard.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Block Island towed the disabled sailboat adrift in rough seas with three people aboard 46 miles south of Beaufort Inlet.

The 44-foot sailboat "Dove II" was out of fuel and adrift with torn sails.

The weather conditions on scene were 8- to 12-foot seas with 25-knot winds.

The sailboat was towed into the Beaufort docks just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The Block Island is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Atlantic Beach, N.C.


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  • by George W on Mar 18, 2009 at 07:51 PM
    Typical blowboaters! What about the dog...there's always a dog dragged along on these useless often unprepared voyages.
  • by Buzz Location: Mill Creek on Mar 18, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    Semper Paratus. . Go Coasties..To Josh: If lives are in danger or threatened it just gets done. If on the other hand you go out fishing and run out of fuel or other misc problem, and call the CG for assistance, they happily call a towing company. Buzz out!
  • by Josh Davenport Location: Roper on Mar 18, 2009 at 08:40 AM
    I'm certainly glad all were okay. I appreciate what the Coast Guard does to protect those of us that enjoy the water. I have one question....who pays the cost when a boat runs out of fuel, tears, sails, gets stranded and has to be towed over 40 miles. This happens alot and I was just curious if anyone happens to know the answer.
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