Cutter Senesa Saves Disable Sailboat

BOSTON, MA – A Florida man and his dog were towed Thursday morning by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca about 75 miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Tracey Geiger, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and his chow-chow Croix planned to sail from Fort Lauderdale to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands when the vessel’s rudder broke. Geiger placed a radio distress call around noon, Wednesday.

The Seneca, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, arrived on-scene around 3:45 a.m. Thursday and began towing the disabled vessel.

The Caribbean Rose, a 36-foot sailing vessel, was towed to Providence Island, Bahamas.

No injuries were reported.

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