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Brooke Peaver embraces her boyfriend Theran Thomas, a deckhand aboard the 88-foot shrimp boat Sea King, which began taking on water and was in danger of sinking off Ponte Vedra, Fla., on Oct. 15, 2013. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., responded to the crew's call for help, assisted with dewatering the Sea King, and escorted the vessel to Safe Harbor Marina in Atlantic Beach.
Brooke Peaver embraces her boyfriend Theran Thomas, a deckhand aboard the 88-foot shrimp boat Sea King, which began taking on water and was in danger of sinking off Ponte Vedra, Fla., on Oct. 15, 2013. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., responded to the crew's call for help, assisted with dewatering the Sea King, and escorted the vessel to Safe Harbor Marina in Atlantic Beach. (Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)
Brooke Peaver embraces her boyfriend Theran Thomas, a deckhand aboard the 88-foot shrimp boat Sea King, which began taking on water and was in danger of sinking off Ponte Vedra, Fla., on Oct. 15, 2013. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., responded to the crew's call for help, assisted with dewatering the Sea King, and escorted the vessel to Safe Harbor Marina in Atlantic Beach.
Brooke Peaver embraces her boyfriend Theran Thomas, a deckhand aboard the 88-foot shrimp boat Sea King, which began taking on water and was in danger of sinking off Ponte Vedra, Fla., on Oct. 15, 2013. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport in Atlantic Beach, Fla., responded to the crew's call for help, assisted with dewatering the Sea King, and escorted the vessel to Safe Harbor Marina in Atlantic Beach. (Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 86 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti on Oct. 16, 2013, following an at-sea interdiction approximately 4 nautical miles off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 86 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti on Oct. 16, 2013, following an at-sea interdiction approximately 4 nautical miles off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. (Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

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