Coast Guard Cutter Tybee towing disabled New Bedford fishing boat

BOSTON – TheĀ  110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Tybee is towing a New Bedford, Mass., fishing boat after it became disabled approximately 30 miles east of Nantucket, Mass., early this morning.

After receiving a radio call around 2:15 a.m., from the 86-foot fishing vessel Humbak, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England launched the Coast Guard Cutter Tybee, homeported in Woods Hole, Mass., to assist the five person crew.

The Tybee crew plans to tow the Humbak south of Hyannis, Mass., where they will be met by the New Bedford-based tug Jaguar. The Jaguar crew is scheduled to tow the vessel back to New Bedford.

Currently on scene the winds are 25-knots with 12-foot seas.

“There are no reports of any injuries and we are glad we could help out the crew and get them to safety,” said Chief Petty Officer Wendy Maclean, an operations unit controller for Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

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