NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued the disabled commercial fishing vessel Endorphin and successfully towed the vessel to Montauk, N.Y., Saturday.
Friday morning, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound communication watchstanders, in New Haven, Conn., received notification from a good samaritan vessel relaying communications for the disabled vessel Endorphin, a 58-foot commercial fishing vessel homeported in Montauk, N.Y., that the disabled vessel reported they were adrift and without power, nearly 86 miles offshore with three crewmembers aboard.
The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma arrived on scene with the commercial fishing vessel Endorphin late Friday night and began the towing evolution. The seas subsided from 12-15 feet to 2-4 feet making conditions favorable to take the Endorphin in tow.
A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Montauk relieved the tow from the Cutter Tahoma before they reached Montauk Inlet and towed the vessel Endorphin back to port.