Tag Archives: F/V Tamara

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

Coast Guard rescues 2 Fishermen from grounded vessel near Ocean Shores, Wash.

Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners from a grounded 42-foot commercial fishing vessel  near Ocean Shores, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., extracted the mariners and safely transferred them to local EMS personnel at Ocean Park for evaluation. Watchstanders received a mayday call from the Fishing vessel Tamara over VHF-FM channel 16 at 5:47 a.m., stating the vessel had gone aground. Read the rest here 10:02