Fishing Boat Runs Aground Off Naushon Island

Woods Hole, Mass. – The Coast Guard reports that a 70-foot fishing vessel ran aground on the southeast side of Naushon Island late last night.

The 105-ton fishing vessel Captain Lyman ran aground in Lackey’s Bay north of Job’s Neck as it headed west through Vineyard Sound. No injuries or pollution were reported. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole responded with a 41′ patrol boat to assess the situation and to confirm that no pollution occurred. The vessel’s owner hired a commercial company that successfully towed the vessel away from where it ran aground and escorted it to New Bedford, Mass.

The Captain Lyman is home ported in Hampton Roads, Va. and had a five-man man crew aboard when the grounding took place. No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.

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