August 10, 2020

Two Rescued from Sinking Sportfish Off Florida

Two people where rescued after a ten meters in length express sportfish cruiser titled m/y Last Lap started sinking two miles West of Bean Point, Florida, on the afternoon of Sunday ninth August.  Coast Guard sector Saint Petersburg responded to the notification of the sportfish cruiser taking water, dispatching the Cortez 45 foot Response-Boat Medium, with assistance by Manatee County Sheriff Office marine section, who then transferred the two boaters from the sinking vessel.  Reason for the sinking were not reported with a salvage operation for the sportfish cruiser being organized and under way.
This ten meter express sportfish is a second generation Cabo 35 Express from 2001.  The Cabo 35 Express debuted in 1994 to a design of Lou Codega, with the model evolving into the second generation as redesigned by Michael Peters in 2001, and then produced till 2009 when the California based medium-sized sportfish specialist replaced it with the 36 Express model.

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