New Bedford fishing boat runs aground in Sandwich

AR-160519773.jpg&MaxW=650&MaxH=650A 47-foot fishing boat grounded on Town Neck Beach on Thursday morning after a failure of its autopilot system, according to crew members. “It zigged when it should have zagged,” said Mitch, a crew member of the Capt. RM Chase, out of New Bedford, who declined to give his last name. The boat ran aground at about 7 a.m. Thursday after an autopilot error caused the boat to head straight onto the beach instead of turning, he said. Mitch and one other crew member were on the boat, and neither was injured. The boat did not sustain serious damage, they said. Read the story here 10:25

  • Michael Weigt

    is that a nautical expression,? it zigged instead zagged