Coast Guard responds to disabled fishing vessel Michael & Kristen 145 miles off of Chatham

CHATHAM, Mass. – The Coast Guard Cutter Legare is en route the fishing vessel Michael & Kristen 145 miles Southeast of Chatham, Mass., Oct. 5, 2010.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare prepares to tow the fishing vessel Michael & Kristen
Photo by Coast Guard cutter Legare.

The Michael & Kristen, a 77-foot vessel with five people aboard, notified the Coast Guard Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. that it was disabled.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received the initial notification and issued a marine assistance request broadcast. The Coast Guard cutter Legare was sent to respond to the vessel because there was no answer to the request for assistance.

The cutter is expected to be on scene around 9 a.m.

In December 2009 the Michael & Kirsten was towed to Provincetown by the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba after becoming disabled.

Legare is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.

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