BALTIMORE (Oct. 20, 2008)—The Coast Guard rescued five people south of the Bay Bridge in Annapolis, Md., Sunday.
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore was notified that five people aboard a 28-foot bayliner were lost, seasick and the vessel was disabled. The Coast Guard talked to the owner, An Tran, who said they did not have a global position system (GPS) onboard.
Sector Baltimore was able to get the vessels position from T-Mobile using the cell phones signal. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis arrived at 7 a.m. and towed the disabled vessel to Pirates Cove Marina in the West River.
Source: United States Coast Guard