Coast Guard rescues two from disabled sailing vessel

CAPE COD, Mass. -- U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Randall Rice escorts rescued mariners from a HH-60 Jay Hawk Rescue Helicopter at Air Station Cape Cod, Dec. 7, 2010. The mariners were rescued after the sailing vessel Raw Faith became disabled 100-miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton.

Rescue swimmer Randall Rice escorts rescued mariners from a HH-60 Jay Hawk Rescue Helicopter at Air Station Cape Cod.

BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men today at about 2:20 p.m. 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., after their boat became disabled.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew brought both men to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, located in Bourne, Mass.

The crew of the 88-foot sailing vessel Raw Faith reported their situation to the Coast Guard Monday. The Coast Guard launched several aircraft and diverted two Coast Guard cutters to assist the men.

Additional survival gear was passed to the crew of the Raw Faith today. When the crew made the decision to evacuate the vessel, both men entered the water in survival suits and were hoisted on board a Coast Guard MH-60 rescue helicopter.

The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, homeported in Kittery, Maine, will remain on scene with the Raw Faith.



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2 Comments

  1. EDWIN LASHNEY says:

    ….??????? The boat didn’t appear to be in dire straits……..maybe no power…………………but……..What was the problem.???…………………………