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No injuries after boat collision off Delaware coast

Eight people and one pet cat were rescued Friday when a sportfishing boat collided with a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean off Delaware.

No one was injured. All occupants, including the family cat, were wearing life jackets, according to The News Journal.

The collision occurred about 4 a.m. seven miles east of Bethany Beach, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Michael Kristiansen told the newspaper.

Crewmembers at the Indian River Coast Guard Station heard a mayday call over VHF marine radio after the 41-foot sailboat Obsession collided with the 35-foot sportfishing boat Line Item.

The Line Item, carrying six people, quickly began to take on water and started sinking, Kristiansen said.

A Coast Guard crew from Indian River Inlet arrived and rescued the six fishermen, who had left Indian River Marina on Friday morning and were on their way out to the canyons to fish for tuna, Kristiansen said.

The 87-foot Coast Guard cutter Ibis, from Cape May, N.J., then arrived and crewmembers deployed a small boat and rescued two sailors and a cat from the Obsession.

The rescued boaters were taken to the Indian River Coast Guard Station.

The Obsession was salvaged by TowBoatUS.

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