The sinking and recovery/salvage of F/V Captain Jeff

The Coast Guard and local responders rescued 6 people Sunday from a 72-foot scallop boat sinking five miles off New Bedford. The survivors were taken into New Bedford to be evaluated by awaiting emergency services personnel. There were no reported injuries. “The Coast Guard is grateful for the responsiveness and dedication of our interagency partners in Buzzards Bay,” said Lt. Jarrod Pomajzl, the command center chief at Sector Southeastern New England. “Everything they bring to the table improves the search and rescue system, and today they helped save six lives.” Commercial salvage has been arranged.  The cause of the sinking is under investigation. The Captain Jeff is home-ported in New Bern, North Carolina. View 11 photos here 16:52