USCG Aids Disabled Fishing Vessel off Massachusetts

US Coast Guard crews assisted a disabled fishing vessel 35 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, January 1.

At about 4 p.m., Wednesday, the three person crew of the fishing vessel Kristin and Michael notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston that their vessel was experiencing engine problems and they had become disabled.

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was diverted to the scene and took the Kristen and Michael in tow.

The crew of the Escanaba transferred the tow to a Coast Guard Station Gloucester crew, who then safely moored the Kristen and Michael at their homeport in Gloucester Harbor at about 9:30 a.m.

There were no medical concerns on board.

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Press release, Image: USCG