The Coast Guard rescued 4 people aboard a sinking vessel approximately 8 miles south of Chatham, Massachusetts, at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4.

Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from a 47’ fishing vessel Captain R. M. Chace at 1:21 a.m. Monday, reporting the boat was taking on water.

An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham and Station Brandt Point launched to assist.

All persons aboard donned survival suits and awaited Coast Guard rescue crews.

On scene, the Station Chatham rescue crew provided a secondary dewatering pump to control the flooding while they escorted the fishing vessel Captain R. M. Chace and her crew to Hyannis.

The crew offloaded their catch and Coast Guard rescue crews confirmed there was no additional flooding or damage.

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