Coast Guard, local fishermen save sinking boat in Maine

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — A Coast Guard search and rescue team and a local fishing crew worked together Saturday to save a fishing boat from sinking near Great Wass Island, Maine.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine received notification that the 34-foot Lady Annette was flooding with one person aboard.

Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Jonesport launched aboard a 47-foot motor life-boat, and the Ashley N, rushed to the scene to assist.

The Coast Guard crew arrived on scene and passed a dewatering pump which helped to control the flooding coming from near the propeller shaft.

With the flooding controlled, the Ashley N towed Lady Annette back to Jonesport.

“The fishermen up here always help each other without hesitation,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kurt Hein, the operations unit coordinator at Sector Northern New England. “This is a great example of how the Coast Guard and local fishing community come together quickly to make sure distressed mariners get home safely.”

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