Coast Guard crews tow fishing vessel to Boston

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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca tows the disabled fishing vessel Meridian towards Boston. U.S. Coast Guard photo

BOSTON – U.S. Coat Guard Cutter Seneca crews towed the fishing vessel Meridian safely back to Boston, Feb. 22, 2011.

Rescue crews brought the Meridian crew to President Roads deep-water anchorages at 7:30 a.m., concluding a 35-hour operation.

The Meridian contacted Coast Guard watchstanders after becoming disabled 40-mile east of Rockland, Maine, Feb. 19, 2011. Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle, a 110-foot patrol boat, arrived on scene and deemed the sea conditions too dangerous to take the 80-foot fishing vessel in tow.

The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, a 270-foot High Endurance Cutter, arrived on scene February 20th and took the vessel in tow at 8:10 p.m. for the transit to Boston.

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