Fishing vessel runs aground near Martha’s Vineyard

Fishing Vessel Goldie Marie Run Aground

BOSTON – Coast Guard rescuers responded to reports that an 87-foot dragger ran aground near the East Chop of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., around 1:45 a.m., today.

There were no reported injuries to the five crew members aboard the North Carolina-based vessel, but the vessel sustained some damage.

No fuel leakage was visible.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received the initial radio call from the Goldie Marie. A 41-foot boat crew launched from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole around 5:25 a.m., and arrived on scene at about 5:50 a.m.

The vessel is scheduled to be towed around noon today.

“We encourage all boaters to stay alert at sea and have a VHF FM radio aboard in the event they encounter an emergency,” said Petty Officer Second Class Sarah Metro of Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Third Class Michael Cajigas

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