F/V Rhonda Denise and Coast Guard units assist Shinnecock F/V Tradition

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Shinnecock in Hampton Bays, N.Y., received a report around 11:30 p.m, Thursday, from the crew of the fishing vessel Rhonda Denise who was assisting the that was disabled and adrift due to a fire in the engine room. The Rhonda Denise crew attempted to tow the 63-foot disable vessel Tradition, but the towline parted and they were unable to re-establish a tow due to weather conditions. The on scene weather conditions during the initial incident were winds blowing at 20-25 knots; seas were 5-9 feet with water temperature at 44 degrees. more@uscgnews 16:33  photo: F/V Rhonda Denise

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