Coast Guard Station Point Allerton crew saves vessel near Provincetown, Massachusetts

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — A crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton, Massachusetts, assisted a disabled clam boat 11 miles northwest of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Friday.

At about 8:30 p.m., Thursday, the four-person crew aboard the 40-foot Angel Fisher notified Coast Guard Sector Boston that their boat lost steering. Because of the deteriorating weather, with 5-foot seas and 16-knot winds, the Angel Fisher crew put on their immersion suits. On scene, air temperature was 37 degrees and water temperature was 49 degrees.

Station Point Allerton launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew who arrived on scene at about midnight, took the Angel Fisher in tow, and made way to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They arrived safely at the pier at about 5:45 a.m., Friday.

There were no medical concerns reported.

“The weather conditions made this case challenging – luckily, the crew was prepared,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Herring. “Our main concern was to get them home safely, so they could affect repairs and assess getting back underway quickly.”

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