OWLS HEAD, Maine — Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Rockland rescued two people from a sailboat taking on water Tuesday about 6 miles southeast of Owls Head Lighthouse.
A crewmember aboard the sailboat Ingomar out of Rockland sent a radio call for help to the Coast Guard station shortly before 10 a.m. reporting they were in distress and taking on water.
A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and a 29-foot response boat crew from the station responded to help the two people.
After arriving on scene, the Coast Guard crews helped pump water from the sailboat and kept it afloat until it arrived at Journey’s End Marina in Rockland, where it was immediately hauled out of the water.
“Today is my fourth day since assuming command at Coast Guard Station Rockland, and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the response efforts all around,” Chief Warrant Officer Hans Schultz, the station’s commanding officer, said in a news release. “From quickly arriving on scene and dewatering the vessel to working with a local marina to expedite the sailboat’s haul out, it’s clear this crew is trained and ready for when their community needs them.”