Daring Rescue Off the Coast Of Maine Earns Rescue Swimmer Bravery Award

The night of November 14th, 2018 was stormy off the coast of Maine. Along the coast people battened down the hatches, curled up on the couch with a blanket, a book, and a hot beverage. But 60 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine the crew of the Aaron & Melissa II were working hard to keep their 76-foot steel dragger afloat. The seas had built to twenty feet and the wind whipped the rain and sea spray violently across the deck in 50 knot winds. For most of the night the pumps kept up with the inundation of seawater that came across the decks and found its way into the bilge, but as morning neared and the storm raged on the sea began to win, outpacing the pumps and the crew. The Aaron & Melissa II was sinking. >click to read< 08:33

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen 60 miles off Maine coast –  The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen Wednesday after abandoning their boat off the coast of Rockland, Maine. >click to read<

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