Coast Guard cutter maintains safety zone as tugboat heads to port

BOSTON – A Coast Guard cutter is assisting a tugboat being towed after it caught fire earlier today approximately four miles south of Sconticut Neck in Fairhaven, Mass. The Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead is providing a safety and security zone for the tugboat Canal Deluge, which is being towed by tugboat Miss Yvette to the Kelly Marine Railway Facility in Fairhaven. Prior to getting underway,...

Coast Guard Responds to Tugboat Fire, Rescues Three

BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued three people from a tugboat that caught fire early this morning approximately four miles south of Sconticut Neck in Fairhaven, Mass. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call from the crew aboard the tugboat Canal Deluge around 1 a.m., reporting a fire in their engine room. A 47-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Menemsha responded,...