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The US Coast Guard is assisting a yacht that is disabled off the coast of Washington State with seven people on board.
In a tweet on Saturday afternoon, the US Coast Guard said that the 143-foot yacht is disabled 45 miles northwest of Grays Harbor, Washington.
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The yacht’s transom door is unable to close and water is entering the stern, according to the US Coast Guard. No one on the yacht is injured.
“#USCG crews responding to a disabled 143-foot yacht 45-miles northwest of Grays Harbor, Wash., with 7 people aboard. No medical concerns. Vessel cannot close transom door and water has entered the stern. Flooding is under control. Rescue crews remain on scene,” the tweet states.
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A 210-foot US Coast Guard vessel will tow the yacht for 10 hours until reaching the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where a commercial towing agency will take over.