Fishing vessel Missing Link sinks 130m off shore.
Has anyone heard if these guys are back on dry land and what exactly happened..
Seven people were rescued this morning after their boat capsized about 130 miles southeast of Galveston late Saturday.
The Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans received an alert at about 10 p.m. Saturday from the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon of the vessel Missin' Link of Freeport.
After requesting that mariners in the area assist in the search, the Coast Guard dispatched a search-and-rescue jet, helicopter and boat.
Around 3 a.m., a life raft with six people on board was located. The Coast Guard dropped supplies to the boaters while their rescue as arranged.
The 250-foot research vessel Mystic Viking located and rescued the seventh missing person around 6 a.m.
All of the missing people were pulled safety on board the Mystic Viking by 6:40 a.m.
Coast Guard officials are currently coordinating the medevac of one of the rescued crewmembers and arranging for the others to be taken to shore.
Kevin Robb, a search and rescue controller at the Eighth District command center, credited the boat's emergency preparation and equipment for assisting in the quick rescue.
He also credited the Good Samaritans.
“The crew of the Mystic Viking was very helpful in locating and rescuing the crew of the Missin' Link. They responded quickly to our request for help and were able to locate and rescue the one person in the water and later safely rescue the remaining six people from the life raft,” Robb stated.