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Coast Guard rescues crew from barge

The Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a disabled, 108-foot barge off Point Judith, Rhode Island, Wednesday.

At 8:17 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received a call via VHF Channel 16 from the tug Warthog, reporting their vessel was taking on water, and had a barge in tow.

Press release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

A Coast Guard Station Point Judith 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew immediately launched to assist, and when they arrived on scene, the tug was completely submerged, and all three Warthog crewmembers were on the barge. The RB-M crew rescued them, and safely transported them back to the station. No injuries were reported.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Coho (WPB-87321), an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in New London, Conn., also

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