Coast Guard passes tow of disabled fishing vessel east of Chatham

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — A Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Massachusetts, crew transferred the tow of the 90-foot fishing vessel Madison Kate to a contracted salvage company at about noon, Tuesday, in the Great Round Shoal Channel.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Monday, the fishing vessel Madison Kate notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, that they were disabled due to a turbine casualty. The vessel had seven people aboard.

Watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, to the Madison Kate’s position to assist with repairs. Once on scene, it was determined repairs could not be made and the Tahoma placed the Madison Kate in tow.

At about 7 a.m., Tuesday, a Station Brant Point 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew relieved the tow from the Tahoma. The crew then transferred the fishing vessel to the salvage company who will tow the vessel to New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Madison Kate is scheduled to arrive at their homeport of New Bedford at approximately 7 p.m., Tuesday.

There were no medical concerns reported.

In an average year, the Coast Guard assists 3,300 lives across the 1st Coast Guard District, which extends from the Canadian border to northern New Jersey.

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