Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners 288 miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to conduct a hoist of two mariners approximately 288 miles east southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 2, 2020. The two sailors were aboard the 37-foot sailing vessel Rhapsody when it became disabled due to an engine room fire and activated their emergency position indicating radio beacon for rescuers to locate them. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aviation Training Center Mobile)

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