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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

Coast Guard crew frees second fishing boat in two days from ice near Woods Hole

capt rm chaseA Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Woods Hole Passage, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday. This is the second case in two days that Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole rescued a fishing crew from the ice. At about 3 p.m., the crew of the fishing boat  notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that they became lodged in ice while returning to New Bedford, Massachusetts after a fishing trip. 23:12