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Coast Guard, F/V Sao Paulo respond to disabled fishing boat 30 miles south of Block Island

The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard the 50-foot fishing boat Lois Virginia Thursday after the boat became disabled 31 miles south of Block Island. The crew aboard Lois Virginia used a VHF-FM radio to contact Coast Guard watchstanders at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to report their distress. The crew aboard the nearby 87-foot fishing boat Sao Paulo overheard the transmission and offered to tow the Lois Virginia into Point Judith, Rhode Island. F/V Matador assisted the Lois Virginia crew with their outriggers in the harbor. Read the rest here 21:32

Coast Guard chopper plucks sick fisherman from F/V Sao Paulo

The boat’s crew called Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at approximately 3:50 p.m., and the helicopter had the fisherman off the boat by 6 p.m., the Coast Guard said. Read more