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F/V Endorphin – “We were floating around for about 24 hours without the generator, without lights, no heat,” Fisherman Christopher Fallon

580406A commercial fishing vessel has been rescued by the Coast Guard and is safely back in Montauk, having survived rough weather and high seas after it went “adrift and without power” on Friday. After their 58-foot boat, the Endorphin, was moored about 9 Saturday night, three weary Montauk fishermen said they were ready for a hot shower and a glass of wine. Crew member Christopher Fallon, 26, said on Friday — which happened to be the 13th — after eight days at sea, the commercial fishing boat’s main engine started seizing up. The crew was headed back to port when the engine died and they lost their generator. [email protected]   11:40

UPDATE: Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma towing disabled F/V Endorphin to Montauk – ***Includes Video***

uscg-logoThe Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma arrived on scene with the disabled commercial fishing vessel Endorphin, 86 miles off the coast of Montauk, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2013. The vessel Endorphin, a 58-foot commercial fishing homeported in Montauk, N.Y., was disabled and adrift without power, food or means of communication. U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma. [email protected]   12:18

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