(July 24, 2020) Coast Guard Station Ocean City had to conduct a water rescue last Sunday, after a mechanical problem caused a boat to take on water. 

Coast guard public information officer Ronald Hodges said the vessel was 33 nautical miles, or 38 statute miles, offshore of Ocean City’s beach.  

Around 5 p.m., one of three occupants called Coast Guard Sector Maryland — National Capital Region (NCR) watchstanders and reported that the vessel’s propeller shaft packing had been damaged, which caused water to filter into the boat. 

The watchstanders called Coast Guard Station Ocean City, which dispatched a crew to bring the vessel and its occupants to safety, Hodges said.

Josh covers everything Ocean City government and crime. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 2019 with a B.A. in French and Journalism.

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