Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane tows disabled fishing boat to Monomoy Island, MA

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane tows a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The fishing boat, Buzzards Bay, became disabled early Tuesday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane tows a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane towed the 86-foot fishing boat Buzzards Bay with five people aboard after it became disabled Tuesday 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified by the captain of the Buzzards Bay at around 3:30 a.m. that the boat was disabled due to a main diesel engine failure.

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane was diverted to assist and arrived on scene at around 8:30 a.m. The crew was able to safely put Buzzards Bay in tow at around 9:30 a.m. and began making way toward Nantucket Sound.

Harriet Lane intends to bring Buzzards Bay to an anchorage east of Monomoy Island Tuesday evening. Buzzards Bay is expected to remain anchored until a commercial towboat arrives.

Buzzards Bay is homeported in New Bedford.

Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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