The crew members of a fishing vessel were reportedly returning to San Diego from a fishing tournament held in Cabo San Lucas. The individuals were rescued after the vessel engine caught fire off the coast of Mexico, the US Coast Guard reported.
At 5:30 pm on Sunday, relevant Coast Guard officials got an emergency notification from the Real Pain II, an 80-foot sport fishing vessel close to 60 miles northwest of Mexico’s San Carlos.
The three mariners on the Real Pain II had to abandon the vessel in a kayak following a fire in the engine room.
A team of good Samaritans on a Mexican fishing vessel, dubbed the Progresso Primero, experienced the Real Pain II, ended up in flames and went to rescue other crew members from the water.
An emergency alert sent out by the ship captain of the Real Pain II transmitted a tracking beacon to the USCG, who was able to collaborate with Mexico’s Navy to assist.
The three individuals on the vessel were uninjured, USCG mentioned.
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