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Coast Guard crews tow disabled fishing boat to Point Judith, RI

Coast Guard crews towed a 52-foot disabled fishing boat safely to port in Point Judith, Rhode Island, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-16 radio from the captain of Mistress reporting his boat was disabled due to a main engine casualty Friday at approximately 2:30 a.m.  Mistress was 70 nautical miles east of Montauk, New York at the time. Read the post here 20:02

Coast Guard cutter tows disabled New Bedford fishing boat

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s command center received notification at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday from the F/V Megan Marie’s captain reporting the vessel, with six people aboard, was disabled due to a lost rudder. The good Samaritan fishing vessel F/V Jason and Danielle, the disabled vessel’s sister ship, respond Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. and took Megan Marie into tow. However, as the winds increased to 20-30 knots and the seas built to ten feet, the good Samaritan’s tow line parted and Megan Marie’s owner requested the Coast Guard take over the tow. Read the article here 17:27