Coast Guard Assists Sinking Vessel off Cape Cod
September 24, 2012
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca assisted 7 people aboard a sinking fishing vessel approximately 150 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.
Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the crew of the 79′ fishing vessel Linda at approximately 2:02 p.m., reporting that they were taking on water with 7 people aboard.
A fishing vessel in the area located the Linda and reported that the vessel was stable and that all crewmembers were outfitted with survival suits and that a life raft was prepared.
The Cutter Seneca, a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew were launched to assist.
The crewmembers from the Seneca arrived on scene and assisted the vessel with dewatering, shoring the damaged hull and restarting the engine.
The Linda is homeported in New Bedford.
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