Coast Guard Cutter Tampa assists disabled fishing vessel

A boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa transits alongside the disabled fishing vessel Hope & Sydney about 70 miles east of Cape May, N.J., Friday, March 11, 2016. The crew of the cutter Tampa towed the Hope & Sydney to Cape May, where a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May took over the tow. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa transits alongside the disabled fishing vessel Hope & Sydney about 70 miles east of Cape May, N.J., Friday, March 11, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

PHILADELPHIA — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa assisted the crew of a disabled fishing vessel about 70 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey, Friday.

The fishing vessel Hope & Sydney lost steering and power.

The Tampa crew arrived on scene Friday with the Hope & Sydney, established a tow Saturday and arrived Sunday near Cape May.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May met the Tampa and relieved its crew of the tow before towing the Hope & Sydney into port.

The cutter Tampa is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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