Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle towing disabled vessel

BOSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle is towing a disabled Gloucester, Mass.,-based fishing vessel with four people aboard about 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Mass.

The Sea Farmer II contacted Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England by VHF radio around 12 a.m., this morning and said the vessel was unable to make way due to vibrations in the shaft.

Sector Southeastern New England broadcasted a request on VHF marine radio for vessels in the area to assist the Sea Farmer II, but none responded. The Coast Guard maintained communication with the disabled vessel throughout the night.

Around 7:45 a.m., today, the 110-foot cutter Grand Isle, home ported in Gloucester, Mass., arrived on scene and is now towing the 76-foot trawler to Provincetown, Mass., where a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Provincetown is scheduled to continue the tow to the State Pier.

Wind speed is around 20 miles-per-hour with sea swells between five and seven feet.

“The Coast Guard strongly encourages all mariners to be prepared for emergencies at sea,” said Chief Petty Officer Scott Newberry, operational unit controller supervisor at Sector Southeastern New England. “The Sea Farmer II had a VHF radio aboard to call for help when they experienced engine problems.”

Related Posts

Comments are closed.