The fishing vessel Viking II sank near Cape May, New Jersey. The fishing vessel began to leak quickly overwhelming the vessel’s pumps. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard dispatching a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter lowered a dewatering pump to the Viking II. However, the pump could not keep up with the water ingress. A second pump was dropped to the vessel, but the crew was unable to recover it. A nearby fishing vessel arrived on scene and safely evacuated the three crew. The men were later transferred to a cutter who returned them to shore. No signs of pollution reported.
- Coast Guard Saves 3 Off South Jersey Coast (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)