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Large Vessel Towed to Safety by Coast Guard in O.C.

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Catamaran Towed by U.S. Coast Guard Catamaran Towed by U.S. Coast Guard
 OCEAN CITY, Md.- Authorities say a large off-shore swell caused trouble for a vessel near the Ocean City Inlet on Thursday.

A 38-foot catamaran sailboat was towed to safety when it was unable to get past a 6-foot off shore swell and the incoming tide, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The catamaran attempted to reach BoatUS for assistance and was unable to make contact.  Officials said the vessel radioed the Coast Guard at 12:20 p.m. and lost communications shortly thereafter.  

The Coast Guard contacted BoatUS and the Maryland Natural Resource Police, all three of whom were dispatched to the scene.  

BoatUS arrived first and transferred control of the vessel to Coast Guard boat 47221.  The catamaran was towed to Governor's Pier in West Ocean City at 1:58 p.m., officials said.  No one was injured.

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