The Coast Guard received a distress call at about 1:10 p.m. from the “Blue Chip”, a boat 17 feet long with two passengers on board that was disabled and adrift 80 nautical miles west of Point Pinos.
The Coast Guard asked any vessels in the area to divert to the skiff’s location if possible.
The “Golden Bear,” returning from a two-month international training cruise, responded to the call at about 4 p.m. and agreed to assist. The training ship brought the two sailors safely onboard at about 9:55 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.
A big salute to the academy.
The California Maritime Academy (also known as CMA, Cal Maritime, and CSU, Maritime) is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. It is located in Vallejo, California.