Tag Archives: Disabled

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Fishing Boat 200 Miles To Cape Cod Bay

450x300_q95 megan marieThe crew of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane towed the 95-foot fishing vessel Megan Marie after it became disabled Saturday about 200 miles southeast of Cape Cod. Watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District Command Center received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday that the Megan Marie, homeported out of New Bedford, had a fouled propeller and was in need of assistance with five people aboard. At 10:15 p.m. Saturday the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane was diverted to assist. Read the post here 16:21

Coast Guard, Navy assist two stricken fishing vessel crews approximately 35 miles east of Oregon Inlet.

uscg logoCoast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a report at about 2:40 p.m. Monday that the fishing boat Captain David, with three people aboard, was towing the disabled fishing boat Miss Kaylie, with two people aboard, when the Captain David also became disabled. Both boats began taking on water.  Crews were not able to keep up with the flooding aboard Captain David but managed to keep flooding under control aboard Miss Kaylie. The Captain David is believed to have sunk. ??? Believed? Read the report here 22:12

Coast Guard escorts disabled RI fishing vessel ahead of winter storm

uscg logoWith a major winter storm approaching, Coast Guard crews from Station Menemsha, Massachusetts and Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island, aided a distressed fishing crew about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island Saturday. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received a call via VHF channel 16 from the captain of the 50-foot Tamara stating his vessel’s navigation equipment had failed and he was having trouble steering. Winds in the area are 30 to 40 knots with gusts up to 55 knots. Seas are 12 to 17 feet and building. Read the post here 14:13

Disabled Scalloper Rescued Off Nantucket

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A disabled fishing vessel was brought in safely to shore early Monday by U.S. Coast Guard crews aboard the cutters Escanaba and Hammerhead. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center in Woods Hole, Mass. received a phone call from the captain of the vessel Challenge Sunday morning, stating a line had fouled their propeller, and they were disabled and adrift 70 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass. Read the rest here 13:11

F/V Sea Ranger suffers mechanical problem’s – Towed in

sea ranger towed, breakdownPetty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Smith, a machinery technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, stands tow watch as the cutter tows the vessel Sea Ranger approximately 25 miles south of Moriches Inlet on April 12, 2015. The crew of the Sea Ranger, a 98-foot fishing vessel, reported being disabled due to a problem with the vessel’s shaft. The tow is scheduled to be passed to a commercial provider near Narragansett Bay on April 13. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Amanda Seneca. Click here 10:58

Coast Guard units coordinate tow of disabled F/V Faith of Tonk near Yaquina Bay, Ore

uscg logoSEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard towed a fishing vessel to safety after the two people aboard reported that the vessel had become disabled more than 15 miles northwest of Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Monday. Crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel  contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon, via VHF-FM radio at 4:54 p.m. and requested assistance. Read more here 19:44

Disabled F/V Endorphin reported they were adrift and without power, nearly 86 miles offshore with three crewmembers aboard

580406The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, homeported in Boston, is transiting to the vessel’s location to tow the disabled vessel. Weather conditions reported at the vessel Endorphin’s location consist of seas of 8-13 feet, winds 35 knots and sea temperature at 32 degrees. “The harsh weather the vessel is experiencing, along with the forecasted weather for the weekend, always adds a level of risk to any rescue operation,” said Capt. Edward Cubanski, commanding officer of Sector Long Island Sound. “We’re going to make every effort to get these mariners home safely.” [email protected]  22:26