Coast Guard Tows Disabled Fishing Trawler to Gloucester, MA

The Coast Guard towed a 65’ fishing trawler to Gloucester, MA, after the vessel became disabled some 30 miles off the coast of New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 10.

Unable to receive help from a sister ship and concerned about the impending weather, the captain of the vessel, Black Beauty, contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, at about 4:45 p.m. He reported that the boat’s transmission had stopped working and that there were 5 crewmembers and 30,000 lbs. of catch on board.

The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell responded to the distress call and got underway from Boston. The crew arrived on scene at about 3:30 a.m., Saturday, and took the Black Beauty in tow.

Conditions were 25-30 knot winds, 6-8’ seas, and near-zero degree wind chill.

No injuries were reported, and the catch was reported to be in good condition upon the Black Beauty’s arrival in Gloucester.