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Coast Guard on scene of yacht, lobster boat collision 10 miles East of Block Island

coast guardThe Coast Guard is responding to a vessel collision about 10 miles east of Block Island this morning. The captain of the 40-foot lobster boat, Squeeze Play, used a VHF radio to contact Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders and report Squeeze Play and the yacht, Lucia, had collided. It was reported Squeeze Play had a crew of two, and Lucia had four people aboard. The yacht was also reported to have a hole in its bow, so the crew of the Squeeze Play helped the four people transfer from Lucia to their lobster boat. The yacht is sinking, according to a press release issued by the Coast Guard. After arriving on scene, the boat crew from Station Point Judith transferred the crew members from Lucia to the 45-foot response boat and are bringing them back to port. The Squeeze Play is returning to port as well. It is unclear what time the collision occurred. link 11:30

Two injured in lobster boat collision near Owls Head

IMG_7989[1].JPGTwo people were injured when lobster boats collided Monday morning off the Muscle Ridge Islands near Owls Head and South Thomaston. The two were taken Pen Bay Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening after the Thrasher struck the Centerfold about 8:30 a.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Meghan Canoon. The two 42-foot vessels were hauling traps in the fog, she said. One person on each boat was hurt. The Coast Guard has not released the names of the injured, but Centerfold owner Cyrus Sleeper said he was taken to the hospital to be checked. He said he suffered some bruises. He added that two other crew members on his vessel were not injured. Read the rest here  19:46