The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking commercial fishing vessel on Thursday, November 17, approximately five miles from Engelhard, North Carolina, in the Pamlico Sound.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received notification at approximately 2:00 a.m. from the 35-foot fishing vessel, Heathers Breeze, stating they were taking on water.

A Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat responded and transferred a crew member to the vessel to assist.

The fishing vessel sank despite attempts to dewater and the mariners were taken to Station Hatteras Inlet.

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