Coast Guard rescues 28 people from the dive boat Vision

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Posted by on August 03, 2008 at 20:40:18:

In Reply to: Vision taking on water? posted by Max Bottomtime on August 03, 2008 at 17:58:13:

LOS ANGELES - The Coast Guard says 26 passengers have been rescued after a dive boat lost its rudder and began taking on water near San Nicolas Island.

The 90-foot ship Vision, based in Oxnard, called for help Sunday morning. The captain reported the vessel had lost its steering and sprung a leak just north of the island, which is about 70 miles west of Los Angeles.

The Coast Guard cutter Blackfin reached the stricken ship and ferried passengers back to land. No injuries were reported.

Authorities say the Vision's 7-member crew was able to fix the leak and motor the boat back to shore with its steering partially disabled.

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