Coast Guard tows distressed vessel from 60 miles off NC coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The Coast Guard is towing a disabled 40-foot fishing vessel to Beaufort, N.C., Thursday. A family member of the Provider II’s crew notified Coast Guard watchstanders that the ship was disabled and adrift approximately 60 miles east of Cape Fear, N.C., at approximately 1 a.m. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington, N.C., issued an urgent marine information...