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    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard hoisted two mariners from a damaged sailing
    vessel approximately 86 miles southeast of Cape Fear on Friday.

    Following the host, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely transported the mariners back
    to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.


    Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District command center received notification
    from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center stating that they received a
    distress alert from the 34-foot sailing vessel Spin Drift crew.


    The Fifth District command center team directed the launch of crews and the Jayhawk and an
    HC-130 Hercules airplane from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

    The USCGC Richard Dixon (WPC 1113) crew, based in Puerto Rico, was 50 miles away,
    transiting to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore and diverted to the scene to assist.


    The Hercules crew arrived on the scene first and confirmed that the Spin Drift was dismasted and
    adrift in 12-foot seas and 21 mph winds. The Jayhawk arrived shortly after and conducted the
    hoist.


    There are no reports of injuries or pollution. The vessel remains a possible hazard to navigation.
    An emergency Broadcast Notice to Mariners was issued, alerting mariners in the area to keep a
    sharp lookout to avoid a collision. The owners of the vessel will coordinate salvage.



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    Mast looks intact!

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