The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107) launched a 33-foot Defender-class response boat and rescue crew to troubleshoot for the Pelican of London, a 149-foot sailing vessel with 42 passengers aboard. Its staff was unable to start engines due to an electrical issue.

Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watchstanders received a notification from the United Kingdom Coordination Center regarding the problem.

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Ride along with a Coast Guard air crew as it conducts a rescue operation in 2012: