Annapolis, MD – The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Thursday after their boat began taking on water in Back Creek near Annapolis.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from TowBoatUS stating a vessel was taking on water.

Sector M-NCR issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis. Crews from Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Anne Arundel Police Department and AAC Fire Department also launched.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard boat crew began dewatering efforts.

The RBS crew escorted the vessel to Bert Jabin Yacht Yard.