CAPE MAY, NJ (CBS) – The NJ Coast Guard assisted four people who were aboard a disabled sailboat on Saturday.
Officials say the Coast Guard spotted an “unusual-looking sailboat” around 1:15 p.m.
“We noticed the boat was not making way and was beam to the sea, which was especially concerning and odd considering the 8-10 foot waves,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Dailey, the coxswain. “We hailed them on the radio, and they confirmed they were disabled and not able to make it to shore. All four people aboard were wearing their lifejackets.”
The Coast Guard was able to tow the 44-foot disabled sailboat into Cape May Inlet, where the boat was then towed by commercial tow operators to Utsch’s Marina in Cape May.
There were no injuries.