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Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat to Monomoy Island, MA

1000w_q95The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane towed the 86-foot fishing boat Buzzards Bay with five people aboard after it became disabled Tuesday 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified by the captain of the Buzzards Bay at around 3:30 a.m. that the boat was disabled due to a main diesel engine failure. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane was diverted to assist and arrived on scene at around 8:30 a.m. The crew was able to safely put Buzzards Bay in tow at around 9:30 a.m. and began making way toward Nantucket Sound. Harriet Lane intends to bring Buzzards Bay to an anchorage east of Monomoy Island Tuesday evening. Buzzards Bay is expected to remain anchored until a commercial towboat arrives. Three images at the link 20:06

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat 90 miles to Portland, Maine

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Moray towed the 60-foot fishing boat Paulo Marc after it became disabled Wednesday about 90 miles east of Portland, Maine. Watchstanders at Sector Northern New England’s command center received notification at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday that the Paulo Marc, homeported in Gloucester, was disabled with four people aboard. The Moray crew launched and arrived on scene to establish the tow at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday. Early Thursday, once near shore, the Moray passed the tow to a good Samaritan crew who arrived safely at the State Fish Pier in Portland at about 9 a.m. 13:39