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Coast Guard rescues 7 people from drifting tugboat miles off Ocean City

January 16th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports the Coast Air Station from Elizabeth City assisted in saving seven people drifting miles offshore of Ocean City on Saturday. A tugboat named Legacy, towing a barge 30 miles offshore Ocean City had ropes entangled in two propellers. Crew members aboard the Legacy said the tug was no longer operable and were going to abandon ship. Amid multiple Coast Guard units responding, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was called to help. The crew hoisted the seven people from the vessel.

After all seven people were in the helicopter, the aircrews took them to Ocean City Municipal Airport in Maryland with no reported injuries.