Coast Guard Assists Disabled Haitian Vessel

MIAMI, FL – The Coast Guard is currentyl assisting a 150-foot Haitian motor vessel, with six people on board after it was reported disabled 34-miles southeast of Great Inagua, Bahamas yesterday.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard received a report from the crew of the M/V Stephen Dann that the M/V Miss Mot was disabled due to engine failure. At around 11 p.m., Stephen Dann’s captain reported Miss Mot was also taking on water.

A Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, in support of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), was diverted to assist the Miss Mot. Once on scene early this morning, the crew members dropped fuel to the ship’s crew to run the dewatering pumps.

At around 2:15 a.m., Cutter Seneca arrived on scene and a repair and assist team boarded the Miss Mot. Crews assessed the damage and determined that a crack was the cause of the flooding.

Cutter Seneca currently has the vessel in tow en route Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is a 270-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter homeported in Boston.

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