Coast Guard cutter tows disabled New Bedford fishing boat

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s command center received notification at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday from the F/V Megan Marie’s captain reporting the vessel, with six people aboard, was disabled due to a lost rudder. The good Samaritan fishing vessel F/V Jason and Danielle, the disabled vessel’s sister ship, respond Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. and took Megan Marie into tow. However, as the winds increased to 20-30 knots and the seas built to ten feet, the good Samaritan’s tow line parted and Megan Marie’s owner requested the Coast Guard take over the tow. Read the article here 17:27

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