Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat 90 miles to Portland, Maine

MorayBOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Moray towed the 60-foot fishing boat Paulo Marc after it became disabled Wednesday about 90 miles east of Portland, Maine.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s command center received notification at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday that the Paulo Marc, homeported in Gloucester, was disabled with four people aboard.

The Moray crew launched and arrived on scene to establish the tow at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Early Thursday, once near shore, the Moray passed the tow to a good Samaritan crew who arrived safely at the State Fish Pier in Portland at about 9 a.m.

The Coast Guard Cutter Moray is an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Jonesport, Maine.

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