Fishing boat and crew safe after Coast Guard rescue

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat

USCG file photo

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — A wooden 40-foot sea scallop fishing boat and its two-person crew are safe in Provincetown, Mass., after a Coast Guard crew towed them into port, April 10, 2011.

The fishing boat Probable Cause crew radioed Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England around 7:36 a.m., to report the fishing boat Northern Approach was unable to radio the sector directly and was taking on water nearly two miles north of Provincetown.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Provincetown and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod responded.

Station crewmen boarded the Northern Approach and assisted the boat’s crew, Jeremy Santos, 40, and Steven Olson, 46, in securing the source of the flooding while the helicopter crew checked for pollution.

The 47-foot boat crew towed the Northern Approach to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fish pier in Provincetown where the crew made temporary repairs.

The cause of the flooding was determined to be a raw water intake leak.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

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