Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call around 3:15 p.m. from someone onboard the fishing vessel, “Sea Puppy”, who stated the boat was on fire and taking on water.
A response boat and helicopter from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island responded to the scene. The crew arrived on scene at 4:30 p.m., hoisted the fishermen and transported them to Air Station Savannah to awaiting EMS.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.