Coast Guard assists disabled vessel north of Haiti

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland and the Coast Guard Cutter Oak transported 15 fisherman and their disabled vessel to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday.

The fishing vessel Hunter became disabled and adrift with 15 people aboard after losing power Tuesday morning.

Tuesday morning, watchstanders at the Seventh Coast Guard District command center received a report from the motor vessel, Seaboard Ranger, of the disabled 50-foot Haitian-flagged vessel. The Seaboard Ranger remained on scene until the Northland arrived to provide assistance.

The Northland arrived on scene and safely embarked the crew from the structurally unsafe vessel and remained on scene throughout the night.

Later, the Oak arrived on scene and towed the vessel back to Haiti.

The Coast Guard Cutter Northland is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, homeported in Portsmouth, Va.

The Coast Guard Cutter Oak is a  225-foot sea-going buoy tender , homeported in Charleston, S.C.

Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland assist the Haitian crew aboard the fishing vessel Hunter after losing power northwest of Haiti, June 11, 2013. The crew of the Northland safely embarked the 15 Haitians and transferred them and the vessel to the Haitian Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.)

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland assist the Haitian crew aboard the fishing vessel Hunter after losing power northwest of Haiti, June 11, 2013. The crew of the Northland safely embarked 15 people and transported them to Cap Haitien, Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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