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Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue six mariners on Thursday in Ocean City

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 21:45:03-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners on Thursday after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City.

According to officials, the boat was engulfed in flames. The Coast Guard was notified after several boaters in the area noticed the flames.

Sector Maryland-NCR watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City to the scene.

Crewmembers from the fishing vessel Smugglers Point arrived on scene first, followed by Station Ocean City crewmembers. They safely transferred five individuals aboard and transported them back to the station.

The owner of No Filter stayed behind to await Tow Boat U.S. crews and prepare to conduct salvage operations.

All six boaters were wearing their lifejackets.

No injuries were reported.