Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel 40 miles off Va. coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is towing a 71-foot fishing boat with four people aboard after their vessel became disabled 40 miles east of the coast of Chincoteague Inlet, Thursday. The Olympic Javelin crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday, stating they were disabled due to a broken shaft and were requesting assistance. The...

Coast Guard assisting disabled fishing vessel off Montauk, N.Y.

NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard is currently assisting a fishing vessel that was disabled and adrift approximately 75 miles south of Montauk Point, N.Y., today. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Conn., received the call for help from the master of the 75-foot fishing vessel, Olympic Javelin, at 11:15 p.m. Monday, reporting his vessel was experiencing engine problems and was unable to make way....