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Coast Guard responds to distressed vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 12 crewmembers who abandoned the sinking container ship, Minouche, which was caught in inclement weather from Hurricane Joaquin.

According to reports, the vessel began taking on water about 51 nautical miles north of Haiti.

Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a message from the British Coast Guard stating that the Bolivian-flagged vessel was listing and its crewmembers were preparing to abandon ship and board a life raft.

Click here for the full report by The Maritime Executive.