NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard early Sunday evening assisted three people aboard a vessel taking on water near St. George Island. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Panama City received a report at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, of a 56-foot fishing vessel that ran aground on the southwestern side of St. George Island. 

Station Panama City launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist the vessel. 

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 2:02 a.m., de-watered the vessel with a de-watering pump, and transported the vessel’s crew to shore.