Crew members from Coast Guard station Menemsha joined other responders Sunday as six people were rescued from a sinking scallop boat off New Bedford.

According to a press release from the Coast Guard, a person aboard the 72-foot scallop boat Captain Jeff notified watchstanders at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday that the boat was taking on water about five miles from New Bedford.

A 47-foot motor life boat crew deployed from Station Menemsha, along with a helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod and the Buzzards Bay Task Force.

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer deployed from the helicopter to the Captain Jeff with dewatering equipment, but that did not work, according to the Coast Guard. The swimmer then helped evacuate all six people off the sinking boat and onto the Buzzards Bay Task Force boat.

There were no injuries reported, the Coast Guard said.

The Captain Jeff, homeported in New Bern, N.C., was sinking and adrift in New Bedford harbor, the Coast Guard said Sunday evening, and commercial salvage was arranged. The Coast Guard said the cause was under investigation.